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High speed chase ends on Pigskin Road

Photo by MCSO
The late model car (above) involved in the high speed chase that ended when the car crashed in a ditch on Pigskin Road late Sunday night. Below is a package of weed butter (butter mixed with THC)
confiscated from the car.


Voice Staff Report

Kentucky State Police attempting a traffic stop near Williamsburg became involved in a high speed chase late Sunday night. A late model black Toyota fled officers traveling west on KY Hwy 92 toward McCreary County. At times the speeding vehicle was traveling at speeds near 100 miles per hour. Officers tried to deploy stinger strips but found it difficult to get them into place in front of the fast moving car.
The vehicle made the turn from Hwy 92 onto US Hwy 27 traveling north. The driver then made a critical error when he turned onto Pigskin Road. Travelling at a fast rate of speed, the car crashed into a ditch. Both the driver and passenger exited the car and fled in different directions. The passenger in the car, Luke Powell, 18, of Xenia, Ohio bailed out of the car and took off on foot. Several people on the road pointed officers in the direction he was running. Powell tried to get one person to open their door and let him in, she refused and he went to the back of her house where he attempted to hide and was apprehended.
The driver of the car, Jeremiah Olwine, 19, of Dayton, Ohio first ran into the woods, then attempted to hail a ride out of the area, offering other drivers on the road as much as $500 for a ride. A KSP Trooper saw him and gave chase. Olwine was apprehended after a short chase near a pond. A search of the car revealed a parcel of weed butter (butter mixed with THC) inside a wrapper with wedding cake written on it. Olwine was charged with Operating a Vehicle on a Suspended or Revoked license, Wanton Endangerment 1st degree, Fleeing or Evading Police 1st degree, Speeding in Excess of 26 MPH Over the Speed Limit, Possession of Marijuana, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree, Criminal Mischief, Menacing, and other charges. Olwine was lodged in the Whitley County Jail.
Powell was charged with Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct, Trespassing, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree and lodged in the Whitley County Jail.
McCreary County Sheriff’s Department officers assisted the Kentucky State Police Troopers in the chase and two arrests. KSP is investigating the incident.


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