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Man Assaults Officer, Leads Police On Chase

A wild, high speed chase through three counties ended at a mental health hospital.

The chase started in Woodford County. A Versailles police officer pulled over a semi. When the officer approached the truck, the driver tried to push her into oncoming traffic. The suspect then tried to reach into the truck, and that's when the officer pull out her taser. The suspect hopped in the truck and took off.

The chase went down Interstate 64 and into Lexington. Police tried to stop the driver for almost an hour before it came to an end.

The driver finally stopped at Eastern State Hospital, on West Fourth Street.

Police arrested 48-year old Charles Houston. He's in the Woodford County Jail where he faces charges of assaulting a police officer. He also faces charges here in Lexington.


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