Russell Springs Police arrested a 36-year-old Russell Springs man Thursday evening after the man led police on a chase on the Cumberland Parkway reaching speeds of more than 100 mph and attempted to collide with a police officer.
Dustin S. Daniels was arrested by RSPD just before 6:30 p.m. Thursday. He’s charged with impersonating a peace officer, wanton endangerment first degree, fleeing or evading police first degree, reckless driving, speeding 26 mph or more over the limit, no registration plates, no registration receipt, terroristic threatening third degree, and failure to notify address change.
Russell Springs Police say an off-duty officer called RSPD and said a black GMC SUV, operated by Daniels, was tailgating him, moved in front of him, and attempted to stop him. The SUV then sped up, crossed the center median, and began traveling west back toward Russell Springs.
Officer Hayden Phillips and deputy Dustin Bunch with the Russell County Sheriff’s Office attempted to perform a traffic stop on the vehicle, but the vehicle led officers on a pursuit with speeds reaching approximately 108 miles per hour.
Officer Robert Baugh with the Russell Springs Police Department was traveling westbound on the parkway and the police report states that Daniels attempted to strike Baugh’s vehicle.
Police were able to eventually stop Daniels, and while making the arrest, Daniels told law enforcement that he was a federal officer and could not be arrested.
Police searched the vehicle and found a bolt-action shot gun, a Glock 26 pistol, and several rounds of ammunition.
Daniels was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.