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Deputy shoots woman after she tries to run him over during chase

Downtown Georgetown is lined with antique shops and stores and on most days appears pretty quiet, but around 11 on Saturday night, the intersection at Broadway and Main Street was the spot where a 57-year-old woman finally stopped after several hours of leading police on a chase.

"This is just one of those nights, sometimes we have those," said Kentucky State Police Trooper Ron Turley.

Police first tracked down Glenna Sutherland for a possible assault in Versailles, but instead of stopping for police there, they say she fled.

"She didn't drive any real high rates of speed, but they ended up in Downtown Georgetown," which is where Trooper Turley says Scott County Sheriff's deputies, Versailles and Georgetown police were able to stop Sutherland, adding, "they kind of boxed her in on Main Street."

However, Trooper Turley says the woman didn't give up that easy.

"She was still wanting to get away, so she backed into a Versailles police officer's cruiser, then she put her car down into drive and attempted to run over a Scott County deputy."

Trooper Turley says the deputy was able to get out of the way and that's when he fired a shot into the car, striking Sutherland, but it wasn't life threatening.

Now injured, the female continued to flee the scene, driving herself to nearby Georgetown Community Hospital. Sutherland was then transported to the U.K. Hospital but she didn't stay long and checked herself out of the hospital, only to be taken right to jail.

Sutherland is facing many charges, including Attempted Murder of a Police Officer.

The Kentucky State Police are investigating this incident, in which the unnamed deputy has been put on paid administrative leave, per department protocol.

Right now investigators are looking into whether drugs or alcohol had anything to do with Sutherland's actions.


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