Arrest made after man allegedly attempts to flee police

STAFF REPORT


According to law enforcement, on July 10, an officer with the Muldraugh Police Department observed a vehicle drive through a stop sign at the intersection of Perry Street and Wendell Street. The officer observed the vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and attempted to catch up with it. The driver allegedly tried to hide in a parking spot at the Golden Manor Motel in Muldraugh.

The officer got behind the vehicle and attempted to make contact with the driver. He observed that the right rear tire was not on the wheel. When he knocked on the driver’s window, the driver, David L. Mullins, of Louisville, put the car in reverse and smashed into a parked vehicle, then put the car in drive and smashed into another vehicle.

He then put the car back in reverse and almost backed over the officer. He accelerated again, hitting a third vehicle, and tried to go through to avoid the officer’s vehicle. Mullins squeezed past the truck and the patrol vehicle, damaging the side of the officer’s vehicle in the process. He then proceeded to accelerate through a full parking lot, losing control of the vehicle and hitting some decorative paving stones the motel owned. He continued on and, eventually, wrecked on US 31W in front of the adult bookstore. Mullins then proceeded to run on foot into the woods.

Later, Mullins went to the gas station and called the police. He stated that his friends were driving and all he remembered was grabbing the steering wheel before waking up in a ditch.

Mullins was arrested and charged with second-degree fleeing or evading police, second-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree criminal mischief and disregarding a stop sign.

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