Man arrested after police chase reaching more than 110 mph

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HARDIN COUNTY, Ill. (KBSI) – A Salem, Ky. man faces attempted murder of a peace officer charges after police say he led them on a chase reaching speeds of 110 miles per hour.

Jerrad Wilson of Salem, Ky. faces two counts of attempted murder of a peace officer, aggregrated fleeing and other charges.

Hardin County sheriff’s deputies tried to pull over a vehicle for moving violations on Dec. 10, but the driver took off after an initial traffic stop.

Wilson led deputies and the Hardin County sheriff on a chase into Elizabethtown, through several private yards and on Hwy. 146 toward Rosiclare, according to the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office.

He turned the vehicle around at the Dollar General where he positioned it toward the officer’s vechile and accelerated in an attempt to strike him, according to the sheriff’s office.

Then, Wilson drive toward Conkle’s corner reaching speeds of 110 miles per hour, according to the sheriff’s office. He changed lanes into the lane the deputies were driving in an attempt to hit them head on, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies avoided a crash by mere feet.

Wilson drove into Elizabethtown with speeds more than 100 mph, driving through more private yards and then hitting a telephone police, according to the sheriff’s office.

After a search on foot, the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office requested help from Saline County K9 Basso and his handler.

Wilson was found hiding in a private boat.

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