A Leitchfield man with a history of drug arrests has been jailed after fleeing the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office for the second time in seven months.
Saturday afternoon at approximately 2:35, Grayson County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Fred Norder observed 39-year-old Daniel L. Conrad traveling north in the 3500 block of Falls of Rough Road (Hwy 79), with Norder aware that Conrad was driving on a suspended license.
Upon spotting Norder, who was traveling south on Falls of Rough Road, Conrad “immediately accelerated and turned onto Hopewell Road at a high rate of speed,” according to the arrest citation.
Conrad continued to flee Norder, with speeds reaching 70 to 75 miles per hour in the 55 mph zone, as the suspect traveled in a reckless manner east on Hopewell Road. Conrad continued to flee in a Chevrolet Malibu for about two miles on Hopewell Road before he pulled off the side the road in the 4000 block, the citations states.
He was arrested and charged with fleeing or evading police (in a motor vehicle), reckless driving, improper use of left lane (overtaking vehicle), driving on a suspended/revoked license, and failure to maintain insurance.
Conrad was lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center.
Deputy Andy Vincent assisted at the scene.
In July 2020, Conrad fled Norder and then-Deputy Mark Johnson on Elizabethtown Road before the chase ended on Oak Wood Drive. In that case, Conrad was charged with fleeing or evading police (in a motor vehicle), reckless driving, driving on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, no registration receipt, and failure to notify address change to the department of transportation.
In April 2020, Leitchfield Police Department Sgt. Keith Harrell arrested Conrad on felony drug charges during a traffic stop.
Additionally, in late 2019, Conrad was charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia. In 2017, he was charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), illegal possession of a legend drug, tampering with physical evidence, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
In early 2020, Conrad was convicted in Grayson County for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).
By Ken Howlett, News Director
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