Police arrest Hopkinsville man for fleeing, reckless driving

Officers from the Hopkinsville Police Department arrested Tyler Gernon of Hopkinsville after he reportedly fled from law enforcement as they were attempting to initiate a traffic stop on Friday.

According to a report from police, Gernon was witnessed speeding past fellow motorists in the area of Skyline Drive and Fort Campbell Boulevard. The responding officer then initiated a traffic stop after Gernon reportedly made an improper turn onto Fort Campbell Boulevard.

After the officer initiated the stop, Gernon reportedly continued traveling at a high rate of speed turning onto Patrick Avenue and then onto North Michael Street before coming to a stop in a field behind a bush.

Gernon was charged with second-degree fleeing or evading police, reckless driving and improper turning.