McCracken County authorities said a man tried to use a bodily function in an effort to distract them after a vehicle and foot chase Wednesday afternoon.

According to the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department, drug division detectives saw the driver of a 2011 Ford Taurus and his passenger "drinking a large beer" while in the parking lot of a business at South Ninth and Ohio streets in Paducah.

Detectives tried to stop the car, but said the driver, later identified as Terrence S. Silas, 29, of Paducah, sped away.

A vehicle pursuit continued for several minutes until Silas ultimately got out of the vehicle and fled around the South 12th and Adams streets area. After a short foot chase, detectives were able to catch Silas, which at point, they reported, he began fighting and resisting arrest. During the struggle, according to the sheriff's office, Silas defecated himself in attempt to distract the detectives and deputies so he could get away. Silas was eventually taken into custody.

Silas was charged with possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle – prohibited; fleeing or evading police, first degree (motor vehicle); operating on a suspended or revoked operators license; DUI, first offense; and resisting arrest.

Silas was taken to the McCracken County Regional Jail.

The passenger — cited for having an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle — was released.

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