Taylor County man arrested following short pursuit

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Kentucky State Police made the arrest Sunday night

By The Staff


A Taylor County man was arrested after a short pursuit beginning on South Central Avenue and ending on Bell Avenue, according to a Kentucky State Police report. 

The KSP report said that William E. Nugent, 56, of Taylor County, was arrested and charged with speeding 20 mph over the limit, disregarding a stop sign, fleeing or evading police first degree, wanton endangerment first degree involving a police officer, resisting arrest, operating a motor vehicle under the influence (third offense), failure to wear a seat belt, and possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a vehicle. 

The incident occurred when Campbellsville Police performed a traffic stop on Nugent's 2012 Hyundai Sonata on South Central Avenue just after 8 p.m. Sunday. Kentucky State Police Trooper Daniel Forbis stopped to assist Campbellsville Police with the stop when the driver, Nugent, slammed the door of his vehicle shut and drove away at a high rate of speed according to the report. Nugent drove through a stop sign during the short pursuit that ended on Bell Avenue. 

Nugent was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center at around 9:45 p.m. 

Taylor County Sheriff's Office and Campbellsville Police assisted in the arrest.