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Officials Injured, Shots Fired During Knox County Pursuit

Posted at 5:03 AM, Aug 29, 2018

KNOX COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– A driver and passenger are both facing charges following a late-night police chase.

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It began Tuesday night at about 10 p.m. on southbound Kentucky 11.

Kentucky State Police say a Knox County deputy found a possible stolen pickup truck.

The driver reportedly ignored the deputy’s emergency lights and continued driving, eventually making it onto northbound Kentucky 225. That’s when the driver hit a deputy head on.

The deputy fired his gun at the truck and the driver took off. There was a scuffle before the driver was finally caught.

Two officials were treated for minor injuries, and the driver was taken to a local hospital.