Fleeing woman leads local officers on high-speed pursuit through 3 counties
NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO
Monday, March 13, 2017, 1 p.m. (Updated 7 p.m.) — A Bardstown woman faces multiple charges after she fled from Bardstown Police Monday morning and led officers on a three-county chase that ended in Mount Washington.
A Bardstown Police officer was out on Bard Avenue checking the registration of a white GMC Yukon SUV and the operators license status of its operator, Elizabeth Wright. While the officer was reviewing the information received from Nelson County Dispatch, Wright sped away in her vehicle and disappeared from sight. Officers were asked to help locate the vehicle, and it was soon spotted driving on North Second Street.
Wright led police north on Third Street before turning east on East John Rowan. The pursuit continued to McGowan, through Salem Hills subdivision, then back to Louisville Road via Virginia Avenue.
The pursuit hit speeds of more than 100 miles as Wright drove north through Nelson County and into Spencer and then Bullitt County with Bardstown Police officers and Nelson County sheriff deputies in pursuit. Her vehicle nearly struck several oncoming cars as she sped north on US31E.
Arriving at Mount Washington, Wright turned onto KY 44, entered the Walgreen’s parking and turned around, then headed back to Louisville Road where she attempted to drive south back toward Bardstown. Officers used their vehicles to block her vehicle’s path and pinned the vehicle in against the guard rail heading south. Wright was taken into custody without incident.
Local police were assisted by KSP and Bullitt county law enforcement.
Wright faces charges of first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree fleeing and evading (police); first-degree criminal mischief; operating on a suspended license and no insurance. Additional charges may be filed against Wright.
Sgt. Mike Clark of the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident.