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Police chase ends in drug bust

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By Randy Patrick

UPDATE: Police have identified Corey Dewayne Fogle, 38, of Bardstown, as the suspect arrested. He is charged with several crimes, including promoting contraband, trafficking in heroin and methamphetamine and wanton endangerment, including of a police officer.

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A fleeing suspect in a narcotics investigation was arrested Thursday morning on Engleman Street after the car he was driving collided with a police vehicle.

The man was taken down by a sheriff’s deputy’s canine and was transported by Nelson County EMS to Flaget Memorial Hospital for treatment.

The chase began after 11 a.m. in the area of Bloomfield Road and John Rowan Boulevard.

Capt. Mike Clark of the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office said officers from the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force were conducting an investigation Thursday morning and the suspect was observed by a sheriff’s deputy.

The man fled, and after a short pursuit, he crashed his car in someone’s front yard on Engleman.

The accident happened because the driver hit his brakes, causing the police car to collide with his car, which caused him to lose control.

He then tried to flee on foot, and the dog caught and held him until the K-9 handler could get to him.

Clark said the suspect had minor scratches and lacerations from the dog bites. The dog is trained to hold the subject, not attack, he said.

Clark would not identify the man because the investigation is being handled by the task force, but he said he was a Bardstown resident and he was alone at the time he was captured.

Evidence was taken at the scene, but Clark couldn’t say what it was.

The Bardstown Police Department assisted with the pursuit and capture.