A Radcliff man was arrested Saturday morning after an alleged incident in which he deliberately rammed his vehicle into the back of another vehicle multiple times. Cory Rucker, 26, is being charged with two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.
According to an arrest citation from Elizabethtown police, there were two occupants in the vehicle Rucker struck. The occupants reportedly told police Rucker began following them from an address in Sonora, which led to a high-speed chase on Interstate 65 and the Western Kentucky Parkway.
The citation said Rucker struck the vehicle twice, once while the front vehicle was attempting to merge on to the Western Kentucky Parkway from I-65 and again while exiting on to Ring Road in Elizabethtown.
Police responded to the intersection of Ring Road and U.S. 62 at about 5:30 a.m. and upon arrival, were informed Rucker was in possession of a knife and a firearm. Rucker was booked at the Hardin County Detention Center where he currently is lodged on a $500 cash bond. He is scheduled to appear Monday morning before Hardin District Court.
First-degree wanton endangerment is a Class D felony, punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted.