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Man caught on the body images from the camera traps over a 40-ft viaduct survives

A truck driver who bolted when police in Kentucky to arrest him survive, after he plummeted from a 40-foot overpass and then apparently kept trying to escape the police.

(Bellevue Police Department)

A truck driver who bolted when police in Kentucky to arrest him survive, after he plummeted from a 40-foot overpass and then apparently kept trying to escape the police.

Eugene Lydell, 55, of West Palm Beach, Florida, was pulled over by Bellevue police around 1 a.m. on Dec. 5 while driving on the Interstate 471, WLEX-TV reported. Law enforcement said that they pulled over Lydell because the drive in the wrong direction on the highway.

Body camera footage showed the police attempt to handcuff Lydell, who clearly put up a fight.

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“You’re under arrest,” an officer said Lydell asked why.

“I need you to put your hands behind your back. Stop!” the officer said of the driver who replied, “I have no warrants!”

According to the body camera footage, the police lost control of Lydell, who seemed to fall over the edge of the overpass. The police were heard on the camera saying the viaduct was about 40 feet high.

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The police called for back-up if they searched for Lydell, who was after his plunge, and reportedly made.

A K-9 officer arrived to look for Lydell — who, at the sight of the dog, allegedly put the dog in a chokehold.

“Get off my dog!” an officer repeatedly shouted, as Lydell claimed the dog was “biting” him.

Agents shocked Lydell with a stun gun, according to WLEX, and handcuffed him before an ambulance arrived.

“Hey, man, you need to stop rolling around. You just dropped about 40 feet, right?” an officer was heard telling the suspect. Officers questioned how Lydell was still alive.

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“I thought he was dead. When we were looking over the side, he, he was — I mean, he fell over, and it was a flat slap right on his back,” an officer is heard to say. “I don’t know how he is still living.”

Lydell was transported and treated in the nearby hospitals. The police took out Lydell with resisting arrest, WLEX added.

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