Two Hopkinsville residents learned the hard way yesterday that running from police is not a good idea.
In the first incident, Hopkinsville Police say 31-year old Deoreo Antwain Wilson, slipped off his coat and ran from police yesterday when officers were attempting to apprehend him in the 22 block of Pennyrile Homes.
According to Police, Wilson was taken into custody after Wilson led officers on a foot pursuit on slippery areas, rusty fencing, downed branches and uneven terrain, which could have caused serious physical injury.
Wilson is now charged with one count of 1st degree fleeing and evading police and failure to appear in court in another incident.
Meanwhile, in another incident, police say 22-year old Sherrick Karia Pendleton was charged with disregarding a traffic control device, 1st degree fleeing and evading police, driving under the influence 2nd offense and driving on a suspended license after he allegedly drove the wrong way on a one way street, sped up in his vehicle and then got out of his vehicle and fled on foot when officers tried to pull him over.
Police say the 22-year old had slurred speech, red and glassy eyes and an open bottle of vodka and a cup containing a mixed alcoholic drink in his vehicle in plain view.