LANCASTER - A suspected thief led state police on a high-speed chase through several counties Wednesday, coming to a stop only after his vehicle spun out of control and was rammed by a Jessamine County Sheriff's deputy.
State police report that Archie J. Taylor, 19, of South Bend, Ind., was suspected of involvement in a theft at the Triple M Food Mart but refused to stop for state police shortly after being spotted. Taylor was first located by an off-duty Garrard County Sheriff's deputy at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Two minutes later, state police trooper Van Wright attempted to stop the vehicle and a pursuit ensued on U.S. 27 North, through Garrard and into Jessamine County.
During the pursuit in Jessamine, Taylor reportedly drove through the median multiple times and reached speeds of 100 mph.
Police say Taylor then exited onto Wilmore Road and turned right onto Ky. 29 where he sideswiped a truck and gooseneck trailer. The chase ended when Taylor lost control of the vehicle and was then rammed by a Jessamine County Sheriff's deputy, to prevent Taylor from continuing the chase through a populated area.