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Friday, August 17, 2018

CAUGHT: After Over a Week Fugitive From Campbell County Chase in Custody

The driver of the semi truck involved in the pursuit and collision on U.S. 27 has been identified caught by police. He was caught by police outside of Campbell County on unrelated charges.

The Campbell County, Fort Thomas and Highland Heights Police Department will release more details at a press conference at 11:00.

Police say the driver of a stolen semi intentionally slammed his vehicle into police and civilian cars this morning after leading police on a chase through Ohio and Kentucky.

Chief Casey Kilgore said that Fort Thomas Police were dispatched to help stop the chase this morning before 6:00 a.m. as the pursuit started near Newport and headed north on I-471 and into Ohio.

Kilgore said that the suspect intentionally swerved into the Fort Thomas officer's cruiser.

"These are the risks that are on the minds of our officers, and their families, everyday," said Chief Kilgore. "Officers reported that the driver was intentionally slamming into police cars and civilian cars as he fled in a reportedly stolen semi truck."

A Campbell County Police cruiser was also heavily damaged, after police say the suspect also intentionally swerved across lanes of Alexandria Pike to hit the police vehicle.

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