Man arrested after leading police on 6-minute pursuit

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By Sarah Bennett

An Elizabethtown man faces 11 charges after he led state troopers on a six-minute pursuit during which he drove through several yards, police say.

Michael D. Lamb, 28, originally was stopped at 6:30 p.m. Sunday on Ring Road because of an equipment violation, according to Kentucky State Police.

As the trooper was speaking with Lamb, he fled in his vehicle, according to a news release. The pursuit continued south on U.S. 31W, and police said Lamb eventually stopped and continued on foot.

The trooper arrested Lamb in a garage and deployed a Taser when Lamb continued to resist arrest, according to the release.

Lamb is lodged at Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond.

He faces charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, trafficking in marijuana less than 8 ounces, tampering with physical evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal possession of a prescription drug, first-degree fleeing or evading police, third-degree criminal mischief, no insurance, resisting arrest, menacing and first-degree disorderly conduct.

Police also arrested a passenger in Lamb's vehicle, Jonathan Tracey, for resisting arrest and trafficking in marijuana less than 8 ounces, possession of drug paraphernalia, public intoxication, possession of a prescription drug and possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a vehicle.