CLAY COUNTY (WTWO) — Police arrested a Bowling Green man Saturday night after he tried to evade them and crashed his motorcycle.
According to Clay County Sheriff Brison Swearingen, the suspect, 30-year-old Garrett Lee Hartsock, is facing a level six felony charge of resisting law enforcement as well as a Class C misdemeanor for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
The incident happened at about 8:46 p.m. Saturday when Clay County deputies were patrolling State Road 46. At that time, a deputy saw Hartsock on a black motorcycle traveling westbound at 96 miles per hour, well above the zone’s 55 MPH.
The deputy tried to stop Hartsock, but Hartsock fled westbound and accelerated to approximately 130 MPH until he reached County Road 150 West. At that point, Hartsock did a U-turn and headed back eastbound on State Road 59.
Deputies said Hartsock traveled about seven miles south before driving off the roadway and through a parking lot. Hartsock then headed back north on State Road 59.
Hartsock tried to turn onto a county roadway, but he was moving too fast and crashed at the intersection of State Road 59 and County Road 600 South in Harrison Township.
Deputies then took Hartsock into custody and a STAR Ambulance was called to the crash to evaluate him, but he refused treatment.