Adam McQueen, 39, of London, was arraigned in Laurel District Court Wednesday, pleading not guilty to numerous charges stemming from a high-speed chase July 29. The chase reportedly ended with damage to London Police Officer Daniel Robinson’s cruiser.

A warrant was subsequently issued for McQueen’s arrest, charging him with first-degree fleeing or evading police, first-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving, operating a motor vehicle with an expired operator’s license, expired Kentucky registration, expired Kentucky registration receipt, and failure of owner to maintain insurance. The warrant was served Monday.

Robinson reports he observed the subject driving at a high rate of speed on the Hal Rogers Parkway and attempted to initiate a traffic stop.

“Moving radar showed subject going 70 mph in a 55 mph zone,” Robinson wrote in the complaint.

Robinson said he caught up with McQueen’s vehicle near the intersection of KY 30 and the parkway, as McQueen turned north onto KY 30 and then onto East Pittsburg Church Road, Slate Lick Road and Tim Bowman Road.

“Subject left road and went onto a trail at the end of Tim Bowman Road, where Officer Robinson observed the subject collide with a tree shattering the driver’s side window,” Robinson wrote.

Even with the broken window, Robinson said McQueen was able to continue moving.

Robinson’s cruiser got stuck in the woods and by the time he reached the scene, he lost sight of McQueen.

The officer continued along the trail speaking with several bystanders on Haley Ridge Road, who told him they had seen the vehicle and knew it belonged to McQueen.

Robinson reportedly went to a home on Slate Lick Road and found the vehicle, but the resident told police McQueen fled the scene when officers arrived.

Lt. Stewart Walker said officers began speaking with friends and family members and setting up check points in the area. Approximately one week later, McQueen was arrested at a check point on Ky 363.

McQueen was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center. He was later released on a $20,000 property bond.

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