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Pursuit ends in arrest

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By Bob White

 RINEYVILLE — A non-injury wreck turned police chase ended Friday morning with a police cruiser being damaged and an Elizabethtown man being jailed on an array of charges.

According to Hardin County Sheriff’s Office executive officer Greg Lowe, William Emerson Mitchell, 38, used a 1999 Saturn sedan to speed away from a deputy responding to the scene of a non-injury accident. The car chase passed through Rineyville and along Ky. 1600, according to police dispatches. After a second vehicle was struck by the car Mitchell was driving, the arresting deputy stopped Mitchell’s vehicle by using a bumper-to-bumper technique to spin the fleeing car to a stop.  

Charges against Mitchell span from a multiple traffic violations to wanton endangerment, damaging a police cruiser, fleeing police, leaving the scene of an accident and DUI charges, Lowe said. Mitchell, who has a criminal history of probation violations, illegal taking of wildlife and nonpayment of fines, according to court records, was jailed Friday afternoon.