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Meth-addled garbage truck driver smashes into several cars after ending up on the wrong side of the freeway

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Posted by The King Slayer 2017 years ago in Police videos
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At least six people were injured when a garbage truck driver traveled the wrong way on an interstate highway and struck several other vehicles during a police chase in Kentucky. Dalton Lampley, 23, of Calvert City, was arrested after the vehicle had sped east down the westbound lanes of Interstate 24, near Paducah in McCraken County. Police say he was on methamphetamine at the time. State Police Trooper Jody Cash said that some of the injuries were believed to be life-threatening. Several cop cars were involved in the chase which took place on Friday afternoon. The pursuit continued into Calvert City and ended near the intersection of Highway 1523 and Highway 62. The truck was finally brought to a halt after it hit tire-deflating strips set by an officer. In a post on the McCraken County Sheriff's Department's Facebook page Sheriff John Hayden said: 'Placing spike strips in front of a fleeing vehicle is extremely dangerous, and even more so in front of an suspected 50,000 lb truck running at you at 70-plus mph. 'McCracken Sheriff's Capt. JT Coleman risked his life today to successfully spike strip that out of control 50,000lb rocket. 'Capt. Coleman got out of his patrol car in the path of the truck that was recklessly weaving from shoulder to shoulder and threw a set of spike strips out into the roadway, successfully getting four tires on the right side of this truck.' The driver attempted to carry on but was eventually pulled into a ditch by the flat tires before hitting a guard rail and coming to a stop. Lampley was arrested on multiple counts including driving under the influence, possession of a controlled substance, fleeing or evading police and resisting arrest. He was taken to Marshall County Hospital for treatment of minor injuries before being remanded in Marshall County Jail. Paducah Police Chief Brandon Barnhill said seven passenger vehicles and a tractor-trailer were hit by the truck. Five people were taken to local hospitals while one was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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