Elizabethtown police arrest man after vehicle pursuit

Elizabethtown police arrest man after vehicle pursuit
Keith Ware was booked at the Hardin County Detention Center and charged with driving while under the influence, fleeing in a motor vehicle and on foot, criminal mischief, wanton endangerment, and possession of a synthetic cannabinoid. (Source: Hardin County Detention Center)

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (WAVE) - An Elizabethtown man has been arrested after a vehicle pursuit ending at a town mall Tuesday afternoon.

Elizabethtown Police confirm that around 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, officers were dispatched to a Panda Express on Ring Road on a suspected impaired driver in the drive-thru.

Ware continued to give chase until crashing into a fire hydrant in the parking lot of a town mall. The vehicle was disabled and Ware began fleeing on foot.
Ware continued to give chase until crashing into a fire hydrant in the parking lot of a town mall. The vehicle was disabled and Ware began fleeing on foot. (Source: Viewer Photo / Jewel-Beth Basham)

When officers arrived, they attempted to contact the driver, 22-year-old Keith Ware of Elizabethtown, who then fled the scene. Officers chased the vehicle and during the pursuit, a police cruiser was struck by Ware.

Ware continued to give chase until crashing into a fire hydrant in the parking lot of a town mall. The vehicle was disabled and Ware began fleeing on foot.

An Elizabethtown man has been arrested after a vehicle pursuit ending at a town mall Tuesday afternoon.
An Elizabethtown man has been arrested after a vehicle pursuit ending at a town mall Tuesday afternoon. (Source: Viewer Photo / Jewel-Beth Basham)

Officers then tackled the suspect, and was able to apprehend him and take him into custody. In a search incident following Ware’s arrest, he was found in possession of a suspected synthetic cannabinoid.

Ware was booked at the Hardin County Detention Center and charged with driving while under the influence, fleeing in a motor vehicle and on foot, criminal mischief, wanton endangerment, and possession of a synthetic cannabinoid.

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