BATH COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Two people are behind bars after leading police on a high-speed chase through several counties.
Kentucky State Police say 28-year-old Daniel Moody and 32-year-old Kristin Muncie are facing a multitude of charges after refusing to stop for police on Interstate 64.
Lexington police tried to make a traffic stop with a driver Friday afternoon. They say he got away, and state police spotted the same car later heading east on I-64 right at the Fayette/Scott County line.
Kentucky State Police Sergeant Tim Bradley says they reached speeds up to 110 miles an hour in the chase.
"In a high-speed chase like that with the traffic you can see going by, it's very dangerous," notes Sergeant Bradley. He says the driver started to slow down on I-64 between the Mount Sterling and Owingsville exits.
"They had slowed their speeds down to around 40 miles an hour. Scott County sheriffs unit was able to position himself and use legal intervention technique with his police car to spin the suspects car out."
Sgt. Bradley says the driver, Daniel Moody from Lexington, started running.
"He pulled a semiautomatic pistol from his waistband and threw it across the roadway. Troopers and deputies were able to stop him by utilizing a taser and take him into custody without any further incident."
Sgt. Bradley says Moody is a convicted felon, and his passenger Kristin Muncie, also from Lexington, has warrants out for her arrest.
"We also suspect he's a heroin trafficker. We found evidence to support that in the vehicle and on his person," says Sgt. Bradley.
Both are in the Fayette County Detention Center, now facing multiple charges.