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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (9/6/19) — A 28-year-old Hanson resident faces felony charges following a police pursuit today.

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office reports Deputy Heath Owens saw the driver of a black four-door sedan run a stop light at the intersection of North Franklin and East Center streets at 12:45 p.m.

The driver, identified as Christopher Cullen, was driving recklessly at a high rate of speed, Owens stated. Owens attempted to stop the vehicle, but Cullen failed to do so.

During a pursuit, Cullen ran another stop light, tried to ram a Kentucky State Police cruiser and “almost struck a Dawson (Springs) Police officer prior to running a civilian off the roadway,” Owens wrote.

Cullen eventually stopped at Charleston Road and Price Loop, according to the report.

Cullen was charged with two counts of disregarding a stop light, reckless driving, first-degree fleeing police, two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment-police officer and an additional charge of first-degree wanton endangerment.

He was listed as being held in Hopkins County Jail this evening, pending bond.

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (9/6/19) — A pursuit that began in Madisonville city limits before 1 p.m. has ended in southern Hopkins County.

A driver was taken into police custody about 20 minutes later along Kentucky 109 near Charleston Volunteer Fire Department. A black vehicle believed to have led several police units during the chase was seen off the side of the road.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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breakingnews DEV STORY 300HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (9/6/19) — Hopkins County authorities are in pursuit of a black vehicle along I-69 going southbound toward the Pennyrile Parkway.

The pursuit began at the intersection of Center Street and I-69 in Madisonville as a deputy attempted to make a traffic stop, but the driver had different plans.

Hokins County Sheriff's Office deputies were behind the vehicle, which was seen at mile-marker 108 near the Mortons Gap Exit. The driver almost rammed a Kentucky State Police trooper around 12:52 p.m.

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