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Deputy injured in wild high-speed chase

The chase went through three counties and ended with a crash that left a sheriff's deputy injured.

Police say it started on I-75 in Georgetown, when a speeding driver refused to pull over! Police then chased the car into Lexington, then into Bourbon County. Nearing Paris city limits, the car, and several police cruisers crashed.

Mom Robin Mullins was on her way to Paris when the chase caught up to her.

"I just looked in my rear view and there was this gold colored car, I think it was gold, and it was just absolutely flying. And almost ran into the rear of me, swerved out around me, tires squealing and there were two cops right on him," she explains, "at that point I was gonna get hit and I just sat there and I kinda broke down because that was quite scary."

Mullins saw four cruisers total, two from Scott County, all chasing after an out-of-state driver and his passenger. Police say the three county chase started when the pair refused to pull over for speeding along I75.

Mullins was too far down to witness the crash, but many others did. That's because the driver went though a restaurant parking lot, and ended up in the median of Paris Pike.

"All I could see was police cruisers, and state troopers, and everything was just smashed," described Flo Brown.

One Scott County sheriff's deputy, Jebb Barnes, was injured.

"The deputy was taken to UK Hospital complaining of a leg injury and back pain. The driver of the run vehicle was also taken to the hospital just as a precautionary measure," explained Bourbon County Sheriff Mark Matthews.

The driver and his passenger will most likely face charges of wanton endangerment, hit and run, and fleeing and evading arrest.


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