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A Taylorsville man was arrested Friday in Shelby County after leading a state trooper on a chase along I-64 that ended in a crash.
Brian Haddix, 58, of Taylorsville, faces multiple charges stemming from the incident.
Friday, at 11:05 p.m., Trooper Jack Hedges stopped to check on a motorist on westbound I-64 in Shelby County. The vehicle’s occupants advised that everything was fine and abruptly drove away, according to a news release from KSP.
Hedges returned to his vehicle and noticed that the occupants left alcohol containers along the side of the roadway.
Hedges activated his emergency equipment in an attempt to make a traffic stop. The driver, Haddix, failed to comply and began eluding. The eluding vehicle passed a tractor trailer, and due to the snow covered roadways, the driver lost control and entered the median. The driver continued fleeing and re-entered I-64 westbound into the path of Hedges, the news release said.
The fleeing vehicle struck Hedges’ State Police vehicle causing minor damage.
Additional troopers arrived on the scene and Haddix and his passenger, John Haddix, 55, of Pineridge, were arrested, according to the news release.
Both the driver and passenger were taken to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville with minor injuries. They were medically released and subsequently lodged in the Shelby County Detention Center.
Brian Haddix was charged with speeding, open alcohol container, DUI 2nd, driving too fast for roadway conditions, no operator’s license, failure to surrender revoked operator’s license, wanton endangerment, driving on a DUI-suspended license and fleeing and evading 1st.
John Haddix was charged with alcohol intoxication and possession of a controlled substance.
The investigation is continuing by the KSP Frankfort Post and more charges are pending.