Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports a Kansas City man was taken into custody early Saturday morning after nearly striking a deputy’s vehicle on U. S. Highway 36 east of Chillicothe.
Two deputies escorted 29-year-old Kyle Robert Hull to the sheriff’s office where he was reported to be uncooperative. He was then transported to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail and charged with the alleged misdemeanors of driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest, detention, or stop.
Bond was $500 cash only and Cox noted Hull did post bond. He is scheduled for the Associate Division of Circuit Court on March 11th.
A deputy reportedly saw the vehicle Hull drove approaching him from behind at a high rate of speed, and the deputy checked the vehicle going 101 miles per hour in a 65 zone. The vehicle stopped west of Chillicothe near Coon Creek, and further investigation lead the deputy to believe the driver was allegedly driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Cox reports the driver was uncooperative, insulting, belligerent, and resisted arrest. The deputy informed Hull multiple times he was under arrest, and the man initially started to get out of the vehicle when he was observed looking at the deputy on the passenger side, showed the deputy his middle finger, and attempted to put the key back into the ignition.
Hull was removed from the vehicle, reportedly continued to resist the deputy, was handcuffed and was placed in a secure area of the patrol vehicle.