MPD Bivins 8 5MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/5/17) — A city officer soon caught up with a local teen driver that allegedly attempted to elude him during a brief pursuit through a residential neighborhood this afternoon.

According to Madisonville Police Department, Sgt. Justin Jones suspected the vehicle 18-year-old Tyler Bivins was seen driving along Osborne Lane near Outer West Broadway at 1:21 p.m. was possibly stolen, noting Bivins did not have driver’s license.

“Due to excessive speeds in a residential neighborhood, officers decided to terminate the pursuit,” Jones wrote in a press release.

A resident called in a complaint about a suspicious vehicle in that area a short time later that matched the description, police said. Bivins was found in the back seat of the vehicle as Jones was able to make a traffic stop.

An investigation resulted in Bivins being charged with having illegal drugs. Two others in the vehicle were also arrested including Nathan Powell, 33 of Sebree on suspicion of DUI.

Nikki Teague, 24 of Madisonville was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with physical evidence.

Bivins was charged with speeding 26 mph over limit, reckless driving, no driver’s license, first-degree fleeing or evading police in a vehicle, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (meth) and possession of synthetic drugs.

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