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Two Louisville men found in E'town with stolen BMW

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Police say driver forced cars off the road, ignore traffic signals

By Jeff D'Alessio

Two Louisville men were arrested Friday night and charged with stealing a BMW vehicle earlier in the day in Jefferson County.

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David Dee Miller, 43, and Scott Allen Martin, 36, were arrested near Speedway at 1608 N. Dixie Ave. just before midnight after being pursued by police. The vehicle was clocked driving 62 in 45-mph zone.

According to the arrest citation, the vehicle, driven by Miller, forced two vehicles off the road, disregarded stop lights as well as police lights and sirens and continued down Dixie, forcing several vehicles into emergency lanes to avoid a collision.

Miller’s vehicle crashed near Speedway and police report he and Martin were caught as they fled the vehicle on foot. Both remained jailed Tuesday afternoon in the Hardin County Detention Center on $5,000 full cash bonds.

The two are scheduled appear in Hardin District Court at 9 a.m. Friday.

Miler is charged with receiving stolen property under $10,000, speeding, reckless driving, first-degree fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle), second-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot), disregarding a traffic light, driving under the influence (second offense) and driving on a suspended license (second offense).

Miller consented to a breathalyzer test and he was found to be over the legal limit at .087.

If guilty, Miller faces up to five years in prison.

Martin is charged with receiving stolen property under $10,000 and second-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot).

Martin also faces up to five years in prison, if found guilty.

Jeff D’Alessio can be reached at 270-505-1757 or jdalessio@thenewsenterprise.com.