Two people have been indicted for a police chase that resulted in a crash in Newport. According to the news out of Cincinnati, the crash killed two bystanders when two people fled the police in a vehicle and struck the pedestrians. The two victims, 81 and 80, were killed as they sat outside Press on Monmouth Café. Two other people nearby were also injured as a result of the collision.
The police chase occurred when the 28-year-old driver and his 22-year-old passenger fled after realizing that they were under surveillance by the Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force. Cincinnati Police officers went after them, chasing the vehicle through Downtown Cincinnati and over the Roebling Bridge that enters into Covington and Newport, KY.
The driver left the roadway and struck the pedestrians sitting nearby. The driver now faces federal charges, including charges for possessing over 50 grams of meth, possessing two handguns and having a loaded rifle on hand at the time of the collision. The man and his passenger also face additional charges and could be penalized with many decades in prison.
Under surveillance? Don’t flee from the authorities
Fleeing from the police is always a bad idea, especially if you believe that you may be under surveillance. In that situation, fleeing may make the situation worse, just like it did in this case.
Any time you believe that you are under surveillance or are being trailed by the police, it’s a good idea to look into your legal rights and to speak with an attorney about defending yourself. Taking any other actions could lead to serious repercussions far beyond those you may already be facing.