A Hopkinsville man was charged around 2:40 a.m. Thursday with drug possession and several counts of wanton endangerment after fleeing police and causing a pursuit beginning at Sheffield Downs Boulevard and Derby Drive, according to a report from the Hopkinsville Police Department.
While at the intersection of Sheffield Downs and Derby, officers reportedly observed Kevonte D. Poindexter, 24, disregard a stop sign and began to initiate a traffic stop. Police gave Poindexter commands to stop his vehicle which he allegedly disobeyed and began to flee from officers.
Roughly a half-hour later officers were able to stop Poindexter after he pulled his vehicle over on Oak Grove-Herndon and LaFayette roads. After being stopped, officers believed Poindexter to be under the influence.
During the pursuit, Poindexter allegedly created substantial danger to other officers as well as passengers in his vehicle, the report stated. Information regarding his passengers was not released, although they were reported to be juveniles.
Poindexter was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree fleeing or evading police, disregarding stop sign, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence and third-degree unlawful transaction.
In other reports
Megan A. Smith, 30, Madisonville, was arrested around 5:40 p.m. Wednesday while at North Drive for public intoxication and possession of synthetic drugs, according to an HPD report.
This information was obtained through police, police reports or the Christian County Jail. Readers are reminded that a charge is only an accusation and everyone is entitled to the presumption of innocence until proven guilty in a court of law.