A Florida man will serve a year in prison after pleading guilty to running from police the wrong way on Interstate 64.
Andrew Grant Jr., 21, of Miami, was arrested on multiple offenses in March after a Kentucky State Police trooper chased Grant’s vehicle the wrong way through Clark County.
Thursday, Grant pleaded guilty to first-degree fleeing or evading police and first-degree wanton endangerment. Prosecutors recommended that he serve one year for each count and that they run concurrently. A driving under the influence charge was dismissed due to a lack of proof.
The incident occurred March 1 while KSP¿Trooper Anthony Trotter had stopped another vehicle on the interstate. Another motorist told Trotter of the situation, and he spotted the vehicle between the 103 and 104 mile markers. The driver refused to roll down the window or respond to the trooper’s commands, he said. Grant drove away when Trotter tried to open the door. Trotter pursued the vehicle for about a half-mile until another officer used spike strips to flatten the tires of Grant’s Cadillac.
The pursuit finally ended when Grant struck another vehicle and his Cadillac stopped in the median. Again, Grant refused to open the window or the door. Trotter said they broke the window, opened the door and removed Grant. He was then arrested.
No one else was injured during the pursuit.
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