A Liberty man was arrested following a police pursuit Thursday morning.
Deputy Jayson Grider, with the Casey County Sheriff's Office, met a 1999 Chevy Pickup, heading North on KY 49, with very dark tinted windows in which the driver took off at a high rate of speed, turning onto Caney Fork Road, then on Possum Trot Road, before coming to a stop at the intersection of KY 551 & West KY 70 in Clementsville.
The driver, 44-year-old Jason L. Murphy, of 1564 KY 1547 Liberty, stated he didn't have insurance or the right registration plates on the vehicle.
During a search of the truck, officers founds a loaded, uncapped needle under the driver's floor mat, along with 3 methamphetamine rocks in the cup holder.
Multiple Sheriff's Office personnel & units from Liberty Police Department assisted.
Mr. Murphy was lodged in the Casey County Jail on charges of careless driving, fleeing/evading police - 1st degree - motor vehicle, failure to wear seat belts, no insurance, improper registration plate, no registration receipt, excessive window tint, possession of drug paraphernalia, & possession of methamphetamine 1st degree/3rd or greater offense.