Tenn. man faces charges after police chase through Paducah

William Chandler (Source: McCracken County Jail)

PADUCAH, Ky. (KBSI) – A Tennessee man faces several charges after a police chase through Paducah.

William J. Chandler, 18, of Newbord, Tenn. faces reckless driving, rear license not illuminated, no operators license, disregard traffic control device, wanton endangerment – 1st degree (two charges), wanton endangerment – 1st degree – police officer, fleeing or evading police – 1st degree motor vehicle, and criminal mischief – 1st degree, according to the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office.

Thursday, Oct. 21 around 10:48 a.m. a white 2000 Nissan Maxima fled from Paducah Police when they tried to make a traffic stop. Deputies found the vehicle a short time later and tried to stop it again.

The vehicle led deputies on a pursuit down Irvin Cobb, South 21st St, Kentucky Avenue, Park Avenue, and several side streets until the vehicle came to a stop back on Irvin Cobb in the area of Lowes and AutoZone.

During the chase, the vehicle nearly struck a Paducah Police Captain, according to the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office.

At the overpass of 21st and Old Mayfield, the vehicle lost control, struck the roadside curb, and continued toward Irvin Cobb, missing the front passenger side tire.

Once the damage was received to the vehicle, deputies were able to bring the vehicle to stop on Irvin Cobb.

The driver had two passengers in the vehicle who said they plead with the driver to stop. They were released without charges and considered victims in the case.

Chandler was taken to the McCracken County Jail.

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