Fleeing & Evading: On February 20, 2018 officer Allen Weston with the Garrard County Police Department attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a 2005 minivan on KY 954, Cartersville Road. Instead of safely stopping, the van accelerated in an attempt to flee, reaching speeds of up to 81 mph. Joining the pursuit was Garrard Police Officer Troy Willard. Reaching KY 52, and failing to stop at the intersection, the driver, Floyd Burkhart, attempted to evade police by driving down a driveway belonging to Linda Johnson, and after striking her parked car and being boxed in by Officer Willard, Burkhart attempted to flee on foot. Officer Weston was able to capture Mr. Burkhart about 300 yards from the accident scene by tackling him as he ran.
Burkhart was taken into custody and charged with various crimes based on the events of the night and lodged in the Lincoln County Regional Jail.