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Arrest made following vehicle incident

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Law enforcement officials arrested one individual after a late-night joyride Sunday morning.

According to Brazil Police Department officials, at approximately 2:40 a.m., officers witnessed a truck driving north on Washington Street. Officials said a person was "hanging" on a step-side of the vehicle.

As officers attempted to stop the vehicle, a chase ensued. The vehicle headed north with the man still hanging off the side of the vehicle.

According to officials, somewhere near Washington and Logan streets, the man hanging off the side of the truck jumped off.

The truck stopped in an alley a few blocks from there.

As the vehicle stopped, three people, according to officials, fled on foot in different directions.

Officers gave chase to the person who fled from the driver's side for several blocks. The man jumped over a fence, where officers found his shoes.

A few minutes later, according to officials, deputies with the Clay County Sheriff's Department found a man near Meridian and State streets with no shoes.

Officials later identified the man as the driver of the vehicle.

The man, Derek Kennedy, 20, Brazil, was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, operating a vehicle while intoxicated (endangerment), resisting law enforcement, criminal recklessness and minor consumption.

Two other males connected to the investigation were questioned, but neither was arrested.

A fourth male involved in the situation has not yet been identified.

As of Sunday afternoon, Kennedy was still incarcerated at the Clay County Justice Center. His bond was set at $7,000, with 10 percent allowed.


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Good job, BPD and CCSD.

-- Posted by My Dime on Mon, Jul 23, 2012, at 7:02 AM

another good job done by our great city policemen

-- Posted by Tracy Jones on Mon, Jul 23, 2012, at 11:25 PM


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