Man charged with DUI after leading KSP on chase

Pursuit ended after 31-year-old wrecked

State Journal Staff Report, Published:

A 31-year-old man has been charged with driving under the influence and driving on a DUI suspended license after leading police on a high-speed chase through Franklin County Sunday that ended when he crashed.

Darrell J. Blankenship was arrested after police were called around 10:23 a.m. about someone driving recklessly on Interstate 64, said Trooper Ron Turley of Kentucky State Police.

A trooper tried to stop Blankenship on the ramp onto southbound U.S. 127, but Blankenship fled, Turley said.

Blankenship sped more than 26 mph over the speed limit as he led state police through Franklin and Anderson counties, Turley said, and wrecked in Anderson County when trying to turn off U.S.127.

Blankenship is also charged with fleeing police, speeding, reckless driving, having no registration plates and failing to maintain required insurance.

Blankenship is currently lodged in the Franklin County Regional Jail on a $11,996 full cash bond.

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  • What a dumbass

  • Interesting bond amount... why not an even 12 grand?