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Man arrested after Thursday chase

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A Thursday night traffic stop led to a high-speed chase, ending in a crash and arrest of the driver.

According to a press release from the Bardstown Police Department, Officer Jeremy Cauley attempted to stop a maroon Ford Ranger with canceled registration plates. Instead of stopping, the vehicle accelerated and traveled onto the Bluegrass Parkway at speeds between 85 and 95 miles per hour.

The Ranger exited the parkway at the 21 ramp, running a semi off the roadway. It then continued traveling south toward New Haven.

Nelson County Sheriff’s Office personnel joined the pursuit as the vehicle continued onto Nat Rogers Road before turning onto a logging road.

After a few miles, officers could not continue on the logging road and exited their vehicles to continue searching on foot.

Cauley and his K-9 located the Ranger, abandoned in the roadway.

Personal items belonging to Bailey Crepps were discovered inside the vehicle, according to the release. The vehicle had been completely disabled, with damage to the tires and frame.

Officers obtained an address for a Christopher Bailey Crepps, and after a short investigation, spoke with him via cell phone. Crepps later turned himself in to Officer Cauley.

Crepps, 20, of Bardstown, was arrested and lodged in the Nelson County Jail for first-degree fleeing or evading police, first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer and first-degree criminal mischief.

Vehicles belonging to Cauley and Deputy Mike Clark of the NCSO, as well as other vehicles, sustained damage during the pursuit.

An investigation in continuing and those with information are asked to contact the BPD at (502) 348-6811 or Nelson County Dispatch (502) 348-3211.