Johnny W. Owens

Johnny W. Owens of Richmond is facing numerous charges after a high-speed chase on Interstate 75 ended on a residential street.

According to a report from the commercial vehicle enforcement division of the Kentucky State Police, officer Jerry Hudson attempted to make a traffic stop for a speeding violation on a maroon 2002 Chevrolet Impala that he clocked at 87 mph in a 70 mph zone at the 86-mile marker.

The vehicle failed to yield to the officers lights and siren and left the interstate at Exit 87. From the Eastern Bypass, the vehicle turned onto North Porter Drive, ran a stop sign and passed several vehicles in a no passing zone, the report stated. When the vehicle turned onto Magnolia drive, the driver hit a curb and the tire blew out. With his vehicle disabled, the driver fled the vehicle on foot, the report added.

Hudson gave chase with assistance from KSP troopers Ty Chavies and Joey Vorbeck and Richmond Police officers. Hudson apprehend the suspect a short time later, he report stated.

Hudson received minor injuries to his hands for which he was treated and released at Baptist Health Richmond.

Owens, 31, was charged with wanton endangerment of a police officer, driving under the influence of alcohol (first offense), reckless driving, speeding 17 mph over the speed limit, operating a vehicle on a suspended or revoked license, no registration plates, disregarding a stop sign, first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, second-degree fleeing or evading police on foot, second-degree criminal mischef, possession of synthetic drugs and drug paraphernalia.

He was taken to the Madison County Detention Center where he remained Monday morning, according to online jail records.

Natasha Johnson, 24, of Lexington, a passenger in the vehicle was charged with public intoxication and taken to the detention center and remained jailed Monday morning.

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