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Woman leads deputy on chase with child in car

Deputy Dustin Clem with the Boyle County Sheriff's Department says this is the first time he's been the only officer pursuing a car in a high speed chase. He says what makes this one even more memorable is the passenger inside the car he was pursuing.

"She was driving very erratic, speeding up, slowing down," says Deputy Clem.

Officials with the Boyle County Sheriff's Department say Tina Maples was drunk behind the wheel of a Ford Explorer in Junction City when Deputy Clem tried to pull her over. Instead of obeying, Clem says she tried to outrun him.

"we turned onto 127 South and on into Lincoln County and reached speeds of around 90 miles an hour," says Clem.

After about ten minutes, Clem says Naples pulled into a mobile home park and ran from the vehicle

"When she attempted to turn in to the trailer park, she about lost control. The back end started sliding. Almost looked like it about flipped. It was a gravel road and she was able to gain control. The driver fled on foot and ran in behind some trailers. There was a short struggle and the taser was used to subdue her and we took her into custody," says Clem.

After subduing Maples, Clem says officers met a shocking discovery in the car he been chasing. One of the passengers was only 14 years old.

"The 14 year old was upset. She was released back to her father and social services is investigating," says Clem.

We did attempt to speak with Tina Maples about the incident at the Boyle County Detention Center, but she declined our interview request.


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