Man Shoots Himself During Police Chase

A Florida man suspected of driving under the influence in Kentucky led police on a 20 mile chase on Interstate 75. Troopers initiated a traffic stop at 7:00 am Sunday morning but the driver, Allan Mitchell, fled at speeds in excess of 95 miles per hour.

Mitchell stopped near mile marker 125 and, as troopers approached the vehicle, he shot himself. He then attempted to flee again, racing across three lanes of the highway before crashing into a concrete barrier. Mitchell was transported to a local hospital where he died.

During a search of Mitchell’s vehicle, officers found seven pounds of marijuana, cash and drug paraphernalia. Had he survived, Mitchell would have been charged with Kentucky DUI, drug possession and evading arrest. He had warrants for his arrest on drug and traffic charges in Ohio and Florida.

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