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Police Chase Ends With Car Crash into Swimming Pool

A car chase ended with a driver in custody and a car at the bottom of a residential swimming pool.

According to the criminal complaint filed in Logan County Magistrate Court, a routine traffic-stop for no registration lights in the Verdunville area manifested into a car chase with excess speeds of 40 mph along Widow Dempsey Road.

Allegedly, the driver of a black Toyota Corolla would not pull the vehicle over. West Virginia State Trooper Honaker wrote in the complaint the driver was reckless and ran off the roadway several times.

According to the complaint, the vehicle went through several yards before crashing through a wooden fence and into a swimming pool.

The driver, Jonathan Kennedy of Chapmanville, allegedly refused to comply with orders from the trooper and eventually made a short-lived get away into the woods.

The trooper caught up with the suspect and the two struggled before rolling down a hillside. Kennedy was taken into custody shortly after arriving at the bottom of the hill.

Kennedy is charged with driving revoked, fleeing with reckless indifference, no proof of insurance and obstructing. Magistrate court set bail at $20,000 cash only.


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