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Lexington police arrest woman after called to shots fired on the interstate

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A call of gunshots on the interstate led to a woman's arrest, but police say she isn't being charged with firing those shots.

The call came into Kentucky State Police in Richmond around 11:45a.m.

"They had received a 911 phone call that there was a female black in a gray Ford Taurus shooting at cars as she was driving north on the interstate," said Lt. Chris Van Brackel with Lexington Police.

An Alcoholic Beverage Control detective spotted a car matching that description at the Shell gas station on Athens-Boonesboro Road. Once he made contact with the driver, 33-year-old Vera Walker, police searched her. What they found led them to arrest her, and call an ambulance.

"We have recovered a firearm and the woman we're talking to has told us that she had some drugs and actually hid some drugs in her body, so right now we've got the fire department coming out here to transport her because we don't know what the situations going to be with those drugs," Lt. Van Brackel said.

While Walker was taken to the hospital police worked to find the original caller and any other people who may have seen the shooter on the interstate. So far Walker hasn't been charged with firing those shots but she has since been taken to jail.

Police are asking anyone near the Madison/Fayette county line who may have witnessed those shots to give them a call.
Walker is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine, being a felon in possession of a handgun, tampering with physical evidence and DUI.


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