BURGIN — Police arrested a Mercer County man Saturday morning after he allegedly took them on a high-speed chase along Ky. 33.
Clay Sadler, 24, was charged with speeding, operating under the influence, first-degree wanton endangerment and first--degree fleeing and evading police after multiple law enforcement agencies chased him from Burgin to Buster Pike and back.
Burgin Police Chief Jim Caldwell initiated the chase in Burgin when Sadler blew by his cruiser at about 30 miles over the speed limit
“I observed an individual traveling at approximately 65 miles per hour in a 35-mile-per-hour zone,” Caldwell said. “He essentially took a traffic offense and turned it into a felony charge.”
Caldwell said the vehicle reached speeds as high as 90 miles per hour as it rocketed along the rural state highway. Mercer deputies and state police joined Caldwell in pursuing the vehicle allegedly driven by Sadler. Harrodsburg police were en route as well when the vehicle pulled over, back in Burgin where the chase began.