Police pursuit spans counties

Mary Ann Kearns - [email protected]
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Officials are seeking a man who led law enforcement officers on a chase across five counties Tuesday afternoon before ending on the border of a sixth.

According to Mason County Sheriff Patrick Boggs, the chase began on Clark’s Run Road in Maysville sometime after 3 p.m., when Maysville Police initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Brandon S. Collins, 31, of Maysville, on outstanding warrants.

Boggs and several of his deputies took over the pursuit, the sheriff said. After starting on Clark’s Run Road, officers pursued the 2016 Chevrolet driven by Collins to U.S. 68,through Mason County, Fleming County and Robertson County before turning off on Kentucky 36 in Nicholas County, he said. The pursuit then wound through Harrison County by way of Cynthiana before it was called off at the Harrison County-Grant County line, Boggs said. A native of Williamstown, Collins had reached an area he was more familiar with than officers would be, he said.

Boggs said officers used extreme caution throughout the chase because of wet road conditions. While officers kept Collins within sight, the fugitive allegedly passed vehicles in no passing zones, exceeded the speed limit and generally failed to obey traffic laws, Boggs said.

“At the end of the day, no one was injured and that was the best thing,” Boggs said.

In addition to the original parole violation from Boone County and warrant from Fleming County, Collins now faces multiple charges in connection with Tuesday’s incident. Boggs said he plans to file charges in every county the pursuit crossed.

Boggs said he was aided during the chase by the Carlisle and Cynthiana police departments, the Nicholas County and Harrison County sheriff departments and Kentucky State Police Dry Ridge Post, in addition to MPD.


Mary Ann Kearns

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