On February 28 the Christian County Sheriff's Department attempted to stop a vehicle that was traveling west on U.S. 68. Roberto Puma, 30, Cadiz, allegedly refused to stop his vehicle. The Christian County officer became the lead vehicle in the pursuit and he had his lights and siren activated. Puma was allegedly speeding, traveling at speeds of 73 mph in a 55 mph zone.
According to the report, Puma attempted to strike an oncoming vehicle and an officer on foot at the Howard Anderson Bridge. He allegedly crossed the bridge and struck a stationary Sheriff's Patrol Unit with no attempt to stop. Both vehicles had major damage.
The subject allegedly possessed an odor of alcoholic beverages on his person. He was also allegedly driving on a DUI suspended license and was not wearing his seat belt. His Breathalyzer test registered at .192.
Puma was arrested by Cadiz Police Officer Mathew Riddle and taken to the Trigg County Jail where he was charged with fleeing and evading police, wanton endangerment, a second offense of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, speeding and failure to wear a seatbelt.
A passenger in the fleeing car, William Maselli was allegedly arrested for alcohol intoxication and was served with an arrest warrant from Christian County for failure to appear in court.