Chase ends when suspect collides with officer

Jimmy Norman
Jimmy Norman

SHELBIANA, Ky. — What began as an attempt to pull over a driver for expired tags and not wearing a seat belt resulted in a police chase that ended with felony charges for a Pikeville man.

A state trooper spotted 44-year-old Jimmy Norman leaving a gas station at Justiceville around 10 p.m., Thursday, and tried to pull him over for the traffic violations. Instead, the officer’s report says Norman sped away on U.S. 460 at speeds reaching 90 miles an hour.

After detouring through the Shelbiana Food City parking lot, Norman got back on the road tried to keep going, but he collided with the state trooper’s vehicle. He allegedly got out and tried to run away, then struggled with police after he was caught, but he was ultimately brought under control with a taser.

Norman is now charged with fleeing police, DUI and numerous traffic violations.