Yesterday evening, the Elizabethtown Police pursued and arrested a reckless driver. According to Public Information Officer John Thomas, shortly before 5 o’clock, Elizabethtown Police Chief Thompson observed a black Chevrolet pickup make a reckless turn from Ring Road onto Patriot Parkway at a high rate of speed. Chief Thompson turned around on the vehicle and discovered it had collided off road with an embankment. Hardin County Sheriff Deputy Wood was attempting to remove the male driver from the vehicle. Chief Thompson got out to assist Deputy Wood, and the driver, identified as Stephen Hicks, age 25, took off and nearly struck Deputy Wood and Chief Thompson with his vehicle. While fleeing, Hicks struck Chief Thompson’s cruiser with his truck. Officers pursued Hicks through the Ceciliana neighborhood where he eventually ran off the road and drove through several residential yards.
Hicks was arrested and charged with reckless driving, fleeing and evading police first degree, two counts of Wanton endangerment first degree, leaving the scene of an accident, criminal mischief second degree, and theft by deception.