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Brian K. Perkins was arrested after leading police in a chase across town, then crashing into a cruiser.

A pursuit by London Police officers and the Kentucky State Police for a driver under the influence of drugs ended when the suspect tried to avoid a moving road block, rammed a cruiser and landed in the mud.

Sgt. Stewart Walker, who sustained a minor injury to his right hand during the accident, was treated and released from Marymount Medical Center, according to London Police Sgt. Doug Gregory.

Brian K. Perkins, 34, of Summitt, Ind., was charged with fleeing and evading in the first degree, wanton endangerment in the first degree, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, resisting arrest, and criminal mischief in the first degree.

The London Police Department received a call Thursday shortly before 12:30 p.m. reporting a driver of a white Lincoln Navigator traveling north on U.S. 25. The driver was allegedly under the influence of drugs.

When Perkins was located on U.S. 25, Sgt. Gregory attempted to stop the vehicle. Perkins refused to stop, which led officers with the London Police Department and the Kentucky State Police in a chase north on U.S. 25, up KY 192 and onto I-75 northbound to the 42 mile marker.

Perkins tried to avoid a moving road block at the marker by crossing the median into the south bound lane of I-75, striking Sgt. Walker’s cruiser in the right front headlight area. He then was stuck in the mud.

Sgt. Gregory continues his investigation.



Staff writer Carol Mills can be reached by e-mail at cmills@sentinel-echo.com.

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