Greenville police arrest man after hit and run

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GREENVILLE, Ky. (WEHT) – Greenville Police arrested a man Wednesday after a hit and run incident which led to a police pursuit.

On April 22, Greenville Police Department received a complaint of a hit and run collision near Backyard Smokehouse on North Main Street.  Assistant Chief Duane Harvey observed the suspected vehicle, a 1999 Chevrolet pickup, near the intersection of North Main and Depot Street. 

The driver of the truck, later identified as Barry Gary, 43, of Drakesboro, drove away after Asst. Chief Harvey approached the truck.  After a police pursuit, Gary was arrested on foot in a nearby cemetery.

It was also determined that Gary struck a parked Powderly Police cruiser prior to the initial hit and run. 

Gary was arrested and charged with DUI 1st Offense (Aggravating Circumstances), Fleeing/Evading Police 1st Degree- Vehicle, Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree, Fleeing/Evading Police 2nd Degree- On Foot, Improper Passing, and Reckless Driving. 

Central City and Powderly Police Departments assisted with the pursuit.

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(This story was originally published on April 23, 2020)

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