Somerset Man Charged with Reckless Driving, Operating on Suspended License, More Following Foot Chase

On Thursday March 20, a 21-year-old Somerset, KY man was arrested after a traffic stop led to a short foot chase, according to a news article at the Commonwealth Journal. Kentucky State Police pulled Joshua Coots over for speeding and reckless driving; a foot pursuit then ensued.

Travis Rogers, a KSP Vehicle Enforcement Officer, pulled Coots over just after 7 a.m. after observing Rogers’ vehicle speeding and driving in a reckless manner. Rogers also saw Coots and the passenger switching positions on the Hal Rogers Parkway while the vehicle was still in motion. Rogers learned upon talking with Coots that he switched places with the passenger because his driver’s license had been suspended, and he was wanted for parole violation.

Coots ran on foot when the officer attempted to arrest him after a brief struggle, however he was located and arrested without further incident a short time later by the London Police Dept. He was charged with resisting arrest, first-degree fleeing or evading police, second-degree assault of a police officer, changing drivers while car in motion, speeding, operating on a suspended license, and reckless driving.

While it appears that Coots has far more to worry about than a suspended driver’s license, Michigan driver’s license reinstatement attorneys know that for most people, losing the privilege to drive is a huge issue. When you cannot drive, it makes life very difficult; getting to work, school, or an appointment is a struggle, and you must impose on others to help you get to and from your destination. Today, driving is an essential function of our everyday lives. Most of us jump in the car to run to the store or chauffeur the kids around without giving it a second thought. When you lose that privilege, your life changes in ways you never thought possible.

If your driver’s license has been suspended due to DUI, speeding, reckless driving, or for any other reason, consult with a highly experienced Michigan drivers license restoration lawyer who will work to get you back behind the wheel. The process is complicated, to say the least; this is why you must have a skilled attorney on your side.

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