Chase Ends Safely, Thanks to Deputy’s Training
The Fayette County Sheriff is crediting the proper training and actions of a deputy, who ended a chase without any injuries to the suspect or the public
The incident happened just before 3am Friday (May 5), a mile north of West Union; a Fayette County deputy attempted to pull over a motorcyclist for a traffic violation.
However, the cyclist took off and led the deputy on a pursuit through West Union, at high speeds through several city streets.
The officer ended the chase by cornering the driver, and wedging the front bumper of the squad car, up under the back of the bike's tire, stopping him on Main Street in West Union.
The driver, identified as 20 year old Benjamin McIntyre of Hawkeye, was taken into custody without further incident, and no injuries. McIntyre is being charged with Eluding Law Enforcement, Reckless Driving, and multiple miscellaneous traffic violation.
Sheriff Marty Fisher noted that the situation was handled perfectly, as per the policies of the sheriff's office, due to proper deputy training; no one was injured, and there was no danger to the public.