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Grand jury to hear 'chase case'

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Accused driver waives preliminary hearing

By Linda Ireland

An Edmonton man who led officers on a chase through five counties March 12 waived his right to a preliminary hearing April 14 in LaRue District Court.

Ollie David Campbell, 34, requested his case be heard by a grand jury who will determine whether he will be formally accused of several charges.

Campbell is accused of refusing to stop for a law enforcement officer on Interstate 65. After a high-speed chase through Hardin, LaRue, Hart and Barren counties, Campbell crashed his 1984 Ford Bronco in Metcalfe County.

In LaRue County, he faces 12 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment (police officer) and one count each of first-degree fleeing or evading, reckless driving, speeding (26 mph over), improper lane usage, failure of owner to maintain required insurance and failure to wear seatbelt.

Campbell’s bond is set at $9,500 cash bond.

Causing risk of severe injury to a person while fleeing law enforcement is a Class D felony in Kentucky punishable by one to five years in prison.