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An Elizabethtown man arrested earlier this month following a pursuit by state troopers is set for arraignment Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court where he has agreed to plead guilty.
Robert J. May, 23, accepted an agreement Aug. 16 through the rocket docket program, which allows defendants to waive preliminary and grand jury hearings and agree to information that forwards their case to circuit court.
May is set to appear Tuesday for arraignment in circuit court where he has agreed to plead guilty to charges of first-degree fleeing or evading, driving under the influence of intoxicants — third offense and aggravated, first-degree wanton endangerment, resisting arrest and first-degree possession of a controlled substance — methamphetamine.
Kentucky State Police arrested May on Aug. 4 after he wrecked a vehicle and then left the scene, according to a citation.
Troopers pursued May, who almost struck a police cruiser during the chase, according to KSP.
Although the citation said officers suspected May to be operating a stolen vehicle, that is not among the charges in the plea offer.
Prosecutors recommended May serve a total of five years and his license be suspended for three years, according to court records.
Sarah Bennett can be reached at 270-505-1750 or sbennett@