Three arrested after 17-Mile Hopkins County chase

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (WEHT) – A 17-mile chase involving Kentucky State Police in Hopkins County has ended with three arrests.

According to Troopers at Post 2 in Madisonville, a reported suspicious vehicle was being investigated at New Lakeside General Baptist Church in Morton’s Gap.

When a trooper tried to stop the suspicious vehicle, the Jeep sped up and drove away.

KSP said the chase went 17 miles before troopers used deflation devices to disable the vehicle on Higway 41 south near Nortonville.

Troopers said the driver, 45-year-old Robert Keown, got out of the Jeep when it stopped and ran before being arrested.

KSP said Keown was in possession of suspected meth, suspected cocaine, and a gun.

He’s facing ten different charges in the Hopkins County Jail.

Two passengers in the Jeep were also arrested. Kali Vertigan had a warrant for an arrest.

Gevin Lemons was charged with alcohol intoxication.

Both were also taken to the Hopkins County Detention Center.

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(This story was originally published on June 12, 2019)

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