Brandenburg man faces felony charges after attempting to flee police


A Brandenburg man is fac­ing num­er­ous charges foll­ow­ing a po­lice chase Sun­day night as he drove a stolen motorcycle, police say.

Jason Poole, 36, was arrested by Radcliff police after driving 80 mph at one point on North Dixie Boulevard with a female passenger aboard, according to an arrest citation. Police had initiated a traffic stop on North Woodland Drive and West Lincoln Trail Boulevard about 11:40 p.m. Sunday on a report of a stolen 2005 motorcycle and officers say Poole fled.

Poole lost control of the motorcycle in the northbound lane of North Dixie and then ran off before being caught.

Police found a screwdriver and metal shim designed in a key shape on Poole. According to the citation, it had been used to start the motorcycle, which had its ignition removed.

According to the citation, at one point the female passenger attempted to get off the motorcycle and Poole wouldn’t let her.

Poole is charged with first-degree unlawful imprisonment, receiving stolen property less than $10,000 and first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, Class D felonies each punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted. He’s also charged with a number of misdemeanors and traffic violations.

He is being held in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond in the Hardin County De­ten­tion Center. He is scheduled to appear Aug. 14 in Hardin District Court.

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