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A Liberty man who led police officers on a high speed chase through Taylor and LaRue Counties in March was sentenced to seven years earlier this month in LaRue Circuit Court.
Thomas Todd Sullivan, 27, pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment; two counts of fleeing or evading police, first degree; three counts of first-degree criminal mischief; one count of first-degree possession of controlled substance (cocaine); one count of buy or possession of drug paraphernalia; one count of speeding, 26 miles per hour or more over the limit; two counts of disregarding stop sign; one count of second-degree criminal mischief; and one count of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, aggravator.
He was sentenced to five years on the wanton endangerment charge and two years on the drug possession charge, to run consecutively for a total of seven years.
He was credited for 246 days served and fined $1,380, including $500 DUI fine.
The incident involving Sullivan began in the parking lot at Walmart in Campbellsville, where officers had been called to check out a complaint. Sullivan left the scene in a Chevrolet Tahoe, traveling west on Ky. 210 toward Hodgenville.
Campbellsville officers pursued Sullivan into LaRue County, where they were joined by officers with the Hodgenville Police, LaRue County Sheriff’s Department and the Kentucky State Police.
Sullivan led officers through a chase in Hodgenville, where he drove through a low brick wall, struck a garage and tore out cables in the city parking lot.
He struck three Campbellsville police cruisers, a Hodgenville city cruiser, and a LaRue County deputy’s cruiser.
He traveled through several yards before getting stuck in a drainage ditch off Forresta Drive in Hodgenville, where he then fled on foot.
A K-9 unit from the KSP was brought in and tracked Sullivan on foot, but was unable to locate the fugitive.
Sullivan was apprehended in Liberty in April.