Woman leads police on chase across Kentucky-Indiana line
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say a woman led authorities on a pursuit from Hart County, Ky., all the way up into southern Indiana. Kentucky State Police have identified her as 26-year-old Carolyn Jones of Killeen, Texas.
It started this morning when police say Jones -- who was allegedly driving a stolen van -- passed a Kentucky State Police cruiser doing 90 miles-per-hour on I-65, just north of Bonnieville, Ky., according to police.
When the cruiser tried to stop her, she kept going.
As the pursuit continued through Hardin County, another KSP unit placed spike strips on the roadway, and the van's right front tire deflated.
Jones continued on I-65, and Louisville Metro Police, the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office and the Indiana State Police all joined in the chase. Between the Watterson Expressway and Fern Valley Road, a Kentucky State Police cruiser was sideswiped, but dispatchers say they don't believe the officer was injured.
Police say Jones then struck a civilian vehicle at Hospital Curve, then the chase continued into Indiana. Police say Indiana State Police placed more spike strips on the roadway and Jones lost control of the van and crashed.
Police also say Jones resisted arrest before being subdued and taken to the hospital. She faces charges in both Kentucky and Indiana. The Kentucky charges could include several traffic offenses as well as assault, receiving stolen property, and fleeing from police. Authorities are waiting for results of a toxicology exam to decide whether to charge her with alcohol or drug violations, as well.
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