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Driver Drags Officer, Leads Police On Multi-County Chase

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LEBANON, Tenn. – A multi-county high speed chase began after a Lebanon police officer was dragged by a car and ended after the driver crashed in Murfreesboro.

Lebanon Police said they received a call around 10:40 a.m. Monday that 36-year-old Christina C. Matheison, who had an outstanding warrant in Williamson County for a check violation, was at the Cash Express on West Main.

Officer Jason Bringhurst located Matheison inside a car, but she refused to get out. That's when she allegedly put the car in reverse, dragging the officer for a brief time. Police said she also almost struck Lieutenant Brent Willet as she exited the parking lot.

Officer Bringhurst was not injured, and officers got into their vehicles and gave chase.

Police said she drove through yards to avoid officers, and eventually led them to SR 840, and then onto Interstate 24.  She then got off at exit 97 onto Manchester Pike in Coffee County, where officers lost her.

A short time later, Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies located her, and deployed spike strips.  Mathieson attempted to avoid them, and flipped her car several times near Joe B. Jackson Parkway.

WATCH VIDEO: Reporter Nick Beres reports moments after the crash in Murfreesboro

Mathieson had to be rescued from the vehicle by emergency crews, and was taken by a stretcher to an ambulance. She was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Lebanon Police said she will face aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, evading arrest, and vandalism charges.

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