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Tennessee woman leads police on chase through two Kentucky counties

Posted at 12:43 PM, Jan 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-03 12:43:43-05

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Tennessee woman is now in custody in Kentucky after leading police on a multi-county car chase, according to Kentucky State Police.

KSP reports that troopers and Marshall County Sheriff's Office deputies were trying to find a car that had been involved in multiple hit-and-run crashes when they found the vehicle in the Draffenville area.

Troopers said they saw the car driving erratically on US HWY 68, so troopers and MCSO deputies tried to get the driver to pull over, but the driver sped away on US 68 into McCracken County.

Then, KSP reports that police used a tire deflation device on the vehicle near Oakland Church, successfully disabling two tires. Then, the deputies performed a pit maneuver, which finally stopped the car.

Police said that after a "brief altercation" the driver, Heaven M. Tynes, was taken into custody.

Tynes is from Union City, Tennessee, and police report that she was under the influence of controlled substances.

She was taken to Mercy Health-Lourdes Hospital for treatment, and has been admitted "due to the level of impairment".

Kentucky State Police cited Tynes for Fleeing or Evading Police, Possession of Controlled Substance (Heroin), Drug Paraphernalia, Buy-Possess, Illegal Possession of Legend Drug, Operating Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Substance, Criminal Mischief, and several traffic violations.