A Winchester man will serve 360 days for leading Clark County officers on a high-speed pursuit into Powell County last month.
Christopher Caudill, 30, of 160 Rosewood, was facing three felony charges along with driving under the influence (third offense) and resisting arrest for the July 17 incident.
As part of the District Court plea agreement, prosecutors amended the felonies to misdemeanor charges. Caudill was sentenced to 360 days in jail or rehabilitation for each charge of second-degree fleeing or evading police, DUI, resisting arrest and two counts of second-degree wanton endangerment. All the sentences will run concurrently.
Clark County Sheriff’s deputies and Winchester Police officers responded to a reckless driver complaint on Interstate 64 at about 3 a.m. They stopped the suspect’s vehicle at the entrance to the Mountain Parkway, but the driver sped off as deputies approached, nearly hitting one of the deputies.
Officers pursued the truck into Powell County at speeds up to 100 miles per hour. Caudill rammed one Powell County Sheriff’s Office cruiser during the pursuit, until he reached the place where local deputies deployed spike strips, which disabled the truck.
After Caudill crashed his truck, he fought with deputies until they used a Taser to subdue and handcuff him.
Clark County Attorney Brian Thomas said Caudill may be facing other felony charges in Powell County.
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