High-speed chase leads to man’s arrest
Posted: Monday, November 26, 2012 5:00 pm
An Alabama man has been arrested by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office after leading deputies on a high-speed chase on Thanksgiving Day.
Adam Rash of Dothan is accused of driving at speeds of up to 100 mph. A press release from the department states Rash’s vehicle was traveling east around 7 p.m. on State Route 94 about three miles from Hickman, Ky., when it was clocked with radar going 85 mph in a 55 mph zone.
Once the deputy attempted to make a traffic stop, the vehicle immediately began accelerating at a high rate of speed. The deputy activated his emergency equipment and a high speed pursuit continued for about 4.6 miles until it ended in Cayce, Ky., according to the release.
“During the course of the chase, the subject in the vehicle reached speeds up to 100 mph driving on both sides of the roadway and almost lost control of the vehicle.”
Other units joined the pursuit once it reached Cayce. In Cayce, the subject turned off State Route 94 into a private driveway where he attempted to exit the vehicle on foot and was apprehended.
The release states Rash appeared to be driving impaired. During a search, an unmarked pill bottle was found on his person that contained a substantial amount and mixture of different types of prescription narcotics. Rash was given a field sobriety test, which he was unable to complete. The FCSO K-9 officer and K-9 Cookie were brought to the scene at which time the dog did indicate on the vehicle.
Rash has been charged with speeding 100 mph in a 55 mph zone; fleeing or evading police, first degree (motor vehicle); driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, etc, .08, first offense (aggravated circumstances); possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense, (drug unspecified); prescription controlled substance not in proper container, first offense; reckless driving; and possession of open alcohol beverage in a motor vehicle prohibited
Rash was transported to Parkway Hospital in Fulton, where chemical tests were performed. Addition charges are pending.
Rash was lodged in the Fulton County Detention Center on a $2,500 bond.
The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Fulton County District 2 Constable.
Published in The Messenger 11.26.12