Crash lands Owensboro teen in jail


OWENSBORO, Ky (WEHT) – An Owensboro teen is facing several charges after allegedly leading police on a high speed chase and crashing into a ditch.

According to Kentucky State Police, at about 8:30 p.m., a Kentucky State Police trooper was patrolling US 60 East when he saw an SUV going 90 miles-per-hour in a 55 miles-per-hour zone.

According to Kentucky State Police, the trooper attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the Cadillac, but the driver would not pull over. Police say the driver then sped up and turned off his headlights.

The driver turned onto Iceland Road, eventually crashing into a ditch. The SUV came to a stop on some railroad tracks.

The trooper was able to take the driver into custody without further incident.

The driver was identified as Isaih B. Blair, 19, of Owensboro. He was arrested and transported to Daviess County Detention Center. Blair was charged by Kentucky State Police with the following offenses:

  • Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree-Police Officer
  • Fleeing/Evading 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle)
  • Speeding
  • Operating Under the Influence, 1st Off (Aggravated)
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Failure to Illuminate Headlamps
  • Disregarding Stop Sign
  • No Insurance

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