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E'Town man arrested for high speed

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By Staff

An Elizabethtown man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after allegedly traveling more than 100 miles per hour on U.S. 62.

According to a post-arrest citation completed by the Kentucky State Police, Zachary Underwood, 26, was clocked on radar traveling 106 mph in a 55 mph zone. He was traveling on U.S. 62 headed westbound toward Elizabethtown.

According to the citation, Underwood continued at the high rate of speed for about three miles with a marked unit behind him with lights and sirens activated. Underwood pulled over inside Hardin County and was taken into custody immediately.

According to the police, Underwood smelled of alcohol and officers found an open can of beer, one opened 30 pack of beer and one unopened 30 pack of beer inside the vehicle. A blood test was taken at Flaget Memorial Hospital, but a field sobriety test was not conducted.

Underwood was arrested just before 2 p.m. and charged with speeding 26 miles or more over the limit, first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, DUI and possessing an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle. His arraignment was scheduled for Friday morning. An Elizabethtown man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after allegedly traveling more than 100 miles per hour on U.S. 62.

According to a post-arrest citation completed by the Kentucky State Police, Zachary Underwood, 26, was locked on radar traveling 106 miles per hour in a 55 miles per hour zone. He was traveling on U.S. 62 headed westbound toward Elizabethtown.

According to the citation, Underwood continued at the high rate of speed for about three miles with a marked unit behind him with lights and sirens activated. Underwood pulled over inside Hardin County and was taken into custody immediately.

According to the police, Underwood smelled of alcohol and officers found an open can of beer, one opened 30 pack of beer and one unopened 30 pack of beer inside the vehicle. A blood test was taken at Flaget Memorial Hospital, but a field sobriety test was not conducted.

Underwood was arrested just before 2 p.m. and charged with speeding 26 miles or more over the limit, first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, DUI and possessing an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle. His arraignment was scheduled for Friday morning.