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Pursuit through Sumner, Robertson counties ends in arrest

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Posted at 12:03 PM, Apr 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-26 13:03:14-04

MILLERSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A woman was arrested after after a multi-county police pursuit starting in Millersville on Saturday night.

Police said the woman who reportedly appeared intoxicated was trying to enter campsites and vehicles at Roost Campground on Robertson County, prompting an officer to respond to the area.

When the woman saw the officer, she ran toward a white Lexus SUV, ignoring the officer's requests for her to stop.

Police said she then put the SUV in reverse, hitting the police vehicle. This cased the police vehicle to hit the officer, who was standing beside it. He was later taken to Skyline Medical Center for treatment with minor injuries.

The woman then drove off, resulting in a police chase lasting 40 minutes and reaching speeds of 120 mph.

Police said the Lexus hit spike strips that were deployed by Gallatin police officers, but the vehicle continued on four flat tires for about one mile before coming to a stop.

The woman was then taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, evading arrest, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to maintain lane and due care.