Tennessee woman leads police on wrong-way chase, arrested

September 4, 2018

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee have arrested a woman who led them on an interstate chase going in the wrong direction.

News outlets report Knoxville police arrested 28-year-old Casey Rebecca Yates of Knoxville on Sunday night.

Police say officers responding to a report about a possible overdose attempted to pull Yates out of her car outside a store. She drove away and struck a police officer. The officer was not seriously injured. Police chased her vehicle going in the wrong direction on Interstate 40 and then on Interstate 640 before she was caught.

Yates faces multiple charges and traffic violations, including aggravated assault on a police officer and driving under the influence.

Yates remained held at the Knox County Jail on Monday. Court records didn’t indicate whether she has an attorney.

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