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HCSO Involved in Pursuit of Suspect Vehicle on I-24


Hamilton County, TN - At approximately 9:20 pm, a Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop in East Ridge involving a female motorist.

As the deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, the female driver refused to stop and fled the scene. A pursuit would then ensue that would lead deputies and other law enforcement agencies to Interstate 24.

During the course of the pursuit, the female driver attempted to unsuccessfully hit a HCSO patrol unit and eventually hit another motorist. The vehicle the suspect hit contained three individuals. The suspect and the three occupants in the vehicle she struck were transported to a local hospital for medical review. Preliminary reports indicate the injuries sustained by the four individuals do not appear to be life threatening.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is currently on scene working the crash and conducting an investigation.

The suspect’s name is not being released at this time.

The suspect will be charged with numerous charges including Aggravated Assault.

Any questions regarding the investigation or the suspect should be directed to the THP.

No further details are available from the HCSO at this present time.

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