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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  • by Paul Location: Bluegrass on Oct 12, 2008 at 05:01 PM
    Well, good to see he knows how to manipulate the system. All you have to do is play the race card or the I'm insane card and you get to walk free, no questions asked anymore. Thank our liberal leaders, press and society for the shape the world is in.
  • by Jeff Location: Lex on Oct 12, 2008 at 01:30 PM
    One of these days when he forces an officer to shoot him...someone will say how misunderstood he was, what a nice person he was, you know ....the usual stuff that gets said when someone does something stupid.
  • by grumpy on Oct 11, 2008 at 08:37 PM
    he knew where he needed to be after acting the way he did
  • by Dellis Location: whitesburg on Oct 11, 2008 at 07:09 PM
    how crazy can ppl get?
  • by Dave Location: Garden Springs on Oct 11, 2008 at 04:30 PM
    I hope he got tazed.


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