May 12 – A Kimberly man led law enforcement officers in a multi-county car chase Friday morning.
According to a press release from Fayette County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Rodney Perdue II, deputies were patrolling the Montgomery area a little before 8 a.m. on May 12 and saw a vehicle driven by a person who was not wearing a seatbelt.
In addition, the deputies recognized the driver as a person who is not allowed to drive in West Virginia.
When deputies attempted a traffic stop, the driver accelerated his vehicle to high speeds and headed west on W.Va.61. According to Perdue, the chase lasted about 17 miles before ending on US 60 in Belle. At that point, the driver was apprehended without incident.
George E. Legg, 58, was charged with the felony of fleeing in a vehicle with reckless indifference and the misdemeanor charge of driving with his license revoked for drunk driving.
Authorities also determined that Legg had three other warrants outstanding through different jurisdictions. He was transported to South Central Regional Jail to await legal proceedings.