HENDERSON, Ky.–A man from Evansville has been arrested for causing a chase where police say he drove 150 mph on Monday.
Kentucky State Police say Meko D. Levels, 29, was driving a silver Chevrolet Camaro 80 mph in a 70-mph zone at about 2:30 Monday afternoon on eastbound Audubon Parkway just southeast of Henderson, Kentucky.
A trooper tried to make a traffic stop on Levels, but Levels sped up to 150 mph to try and get away. That caused a chase that went 13 miles toward Owensboro, Kentucky.
Officers say Levels tried to exit onto a Kentucky state road, but he ended up hitting a guardrail. He ran into the woods and police say they arrested him near a cemetery.
Troopers also say they found “a large amount of illegal drugs” scattered through the woods, which they suspect belonged to Levels.
Levels faces charges of speeding, fleeing/evading 1st degree (motor vehicle), fleeing/evading (on foot), reckless driving, wanton endangerment-1st degree, disregarding a stop sign, no insurance, and failure to signal.
Levels was placed in the Daviess County Detention Center in Owensboro. Online jail records show he’s also facing charges of trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense; and tampering with physical evidence.