Clinton County man faces attempted murder charge after police pursuit

A Clinton County man is facing an attempted murder charge following a police pursuit in Wayne County.

Kyle J. Matthews, age 30 of the Alpha community, is charged with attempted murder, speeding 26 mph over the limit, reckless driving, fleeing or evading police, wanton endangerment first degree, operating a motor vehicle under the influence – fourth or more offense, and driving on a DUI-suspended license.

According to Wayne County law enforcement, Matthews allegedly led law enforcement on a chase through Monticello while operating his vehicle at a speed twice the speed limit.

The chase ultimately ended after Matthews crossed the center line and hit another vehicle head-on.

The male driver of that vehicle was transported to the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, Ky. for treatment by the Wayne County Emergency Medical Service.

Matthews was lodged in the Wayne County Detention Center.

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