On September 21, at approximately 9:18 p.m., McCracken Sheriff's Deputies were notified by Brookport Police Department of a vehicle fleeing their officers entering McCracken County.
The vehicle, a 2000 Dodge Ram pickup operated by Roger Cummins, 52 of Harrisburg, was entering McCracken County via the Brookport Bridge at a high rate of speed.
McCracken County deputies were able to intercept Cummins as he turned onto Coleman Road. McCracken County Sheriffs Department Deputy Kenny Baldwin deployed tire deflation devices -- stop sticks -- and was able to successfully deflate the front tire of Cummins' vehicle.
Cummins made his way onto the westbound lanes of Interstate 24 while continuing to flee from deputies. As Cummins traveled west, he abruptly exited the interstate on the right shoulder, down an embankment, and overturned into the ditch.
Once in custody, it was determined Cummins was under the influence of intoxicants. Cummins was arrested and lodged at the McCracken Regional Jail, charged with: speeding over 26 miles per hour; reckless driving; no tail lamps; operating on a suspended operators license; no registration plates; DUI first degree; fleeing/evading first degree; wanton endangerment first degree; hindering apprehension, second degree.
The passenger, Kimberly Towns, 42, of Ozark, was found to have active arrest warrants from Kentucky and Illinois and was arrested on a Kentucky warrant for failure to appear.