Dawson Springs man arrested after pursuit

A pursuit that began Tuesday morning in Hopkins County ended with the arrest of a Dawson Springs man on multiple charges.

State Trooper Stu Recke saw a pickup traveling at a high rate of speed on US 62 near Nortonville and attempted to make a traffic stop, according to a news release, which says 40-year old Shawn Blanton of Dawson Springs refused to comply and continued west into Caldwell County.

Blanton turned onto Long Break Road and came back into Hopkins County before eventually running off the road. Police say Blanton attempted to flee on foot, but was soon taken into custody and arrested.

He is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, two counts of fleeing or evading police, reckless driving, speeding, marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession and several other crimes.