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The Boyle County Sheriff's reports that shortly after 1:30am Monday morning, Deputies Abbott, Cloud, and Wren were requested by Garrard County Police Department to assist one of their officers that was in a vehicle pursuit.

 

Deputies were able to intercept the pursuit in the Junction City area. The vehicle was traveling at a very high rate of speed on Old Hustonville Road and continued towards US 127. The vehicle crossed US 127, where Deputy Wren had the roadway shut down for public safety. The vehicle crossed US 127 then went into the ditch and then back onto the highway. The vehicle struck the Garrard County Officer’s cruiser, disabling it. The suspect vehicle then struck Deputy Wren’s cruiser, also disabling it.

 

Deputies were able to get the vehicle to stop in the grass just off the roadway. Once contact was made the driver refused to exit the vehicle and after a brief scuffle the driver was able to be taken into custody.

 

Deputy Wren sustained a broken hand during the collision. The Garrard County Officer was not injured.

 

Charged was James Peavley from Lincoln County. Garrard County is leading the case but charges are pending from Boyle County.