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Friday, July 24, 2015

Suspect Identified in High Speed Chase

Arrested on Daniel Carter Beard Bridge After Speeding Through Three Cities
Dustin Kessnick. Campbell County Detention Center. 
Dustin Kessnick, 34, was booked into the Campbell County Detention Center Wednesday afternoon. Fort Thomas and Wilder Police pursued Kessnick on a chase that started in Cold Spring, went through Wilder and Fort Thomas before being stopped by police safely on the Daniel Carter Beard bridge before heading into Cincinnati.

Kessnick was on parole and has a listed address in Louisville.

He was charged with two felonies, Fleeing or Evading Police and Wanton Endangerment. According to Lt. Rich Whitford of the Fort Thomas Police, Kessnick swerved to avoid stop sticks placed by the Wilder Police Department and nearly hit an officer with his vehicle.

He was also charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and a Parole Violation.

There was also a passenger in the car who was released at the scene. According to Whitford, the passenger was attempting to jump from the moving car as police pursued. He also alleged to police that Kessnick was under the influence of heroin.

His bond has been set at $10,000.

For the original report and pictures from the scene, click here. 

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