Police pursue driver 147 miles
SOMERSET - A Crab Orchard man led police on a 147-mile pursuit through Pulaski, Lincoln, Garrard and Madison counties that ended only after a wreck and pursuit on foot. Robert J. Baier, 23, of 54 North Flatwood Road, Crab Orchard, was charged by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department with first-degree fleeing/evading police, reckless driving, driving while intoxicated, no licensed operator, no insurance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving from side to side in roadway, improper passing, resisting arrest and trafficking in marijuana.
According to their report, Deputy Johathan Williams attempted to stop the 1993 Toyota on U.S. 27 after he witnessed it driving in a reckless manner at 1:47 a.m. Friday. The vehicle stopped at Ky. 1247 and U.S. 27, allowing two men to exit the Toyota. After a U-turn at Paul's Discount, the vehicle headed north on U.S. 27. Baier wrecked in Garrard County on Old Railroad Grade Road and proceeded on foot. He was arrested a short time later, ending the almost two-hour pursuit.