Man falls 40-feet off overpass trying to escape arrest

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A truck driver tried to escape from police in northern Kentucky fell 40 feet off an overpass, but that didn't stop him from trying to get away.

The truckers drove the wrong way down the highway and he had outstanding warrants.

While the officer tried to arrest him, the driver tripped over road debris and fell off the overpass.

Police rushed to search for the suspect who amazingly got up and ran off.

A K-9 arrived to help and tracked the driver to the woods, but the driver put the dog in a chokehold.

Officers used a Taser on the driver and handcuffed him while they waited for an ambulance.

Officers identified the driver as Eugene Lydell, 55, from Florida.

Police cited Lydell with resisting arrest.

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