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One person hospitalized after St. Matthews Police say driver intoxicated on spice rammed vehicle

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Tara Dykes and Ethan Williams (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Tara Dykes and Ethan Williams (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Two people were arrested -- and one person was hospitalized -- in St. Matthews Wednesday afternoon after a police say a woman driving a stolen vehicle hit two cars and intentionally rammed another vehicle containing an adult and three young children.

It happened just after 4 p.m. According to St. Matthews Police, 25-year-old Tara Dykes was driving the stolen vehicle, with 22-year-old Ethan Williams in the passenger seat. Police say Dykes hit a parked vehicle, but failed to stop. A witness allegedly started following the suspects, watching them "drive erratically."

According to arrest reports, Dykes then began "driving aggressively," "purposefully ramming" another vehicle containing an adult and three young children.

But Dykes didn't stop, according to police. Police say she continued on, t-boning another vehicle at the intersection of Winchester Road and Norbourne Avenue.

The driver of one of the vehicles was taken to University Hospital with a head injury and possible internal injuries, police say.

"The suspects' vehicle left the roadway and almost went into a house where the occupant was home, coming to rest in a flower bed," police state in the report. "The suspects then fled the accident scene on foot."

Police eventually arrested both Dykes and Williams. According to arrest reports, police found a marijuana joint shoved down in the crack of one of the seats of the car Dykes was driving.

Dykes was taken to the hospital for x-rays, and police say they conducted blood tests. She allegedly admitted to smoking synthetic marijuana earlier in the day.

Police say both Dykes and Williams were wanted on warrants out of Indiana.

Both were arrested. Dykes is charged with first degree assault, six counts of first degree wanton endangerment, one count of receipt of stolen property, one count of fleeing or evading police, criminal mischief, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to render aid or assistance in a case of death or serious physical injury, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended or revoked operator's license and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Williams is charged with complicity to first degree assault, six counts of complicity to wanton endangerment, receipt of stolen property, fleeing or evading police, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to render aid or assistance in a case of death or serious physical injury, complicity to criminal mischief and possession of marijuana.

Both suspects are currently incarcerated at Louisville Metro Corrections.

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