Two people were arrested Wednesday after a car chase that started in Richmond and ended on Interstate 75 in Fayette County.
Princess Nicole Thomas, 21, of Newport was arrested on charges including speeding, first-degree fleeing and evading, reckless driving, four counts of wanton endangerment and driving on a suspended license, according to a news release by Kentucky State Police.
A passenger in the black Pontiac G6, Najee Raheem Appling, 28, of Detroit, was arrested on charges of second-degree fleeing on foot and on outstanding warrants for a parole violation, according to state police. Both were taken to the Madison County jail.
Berea police officer Chris Whicker was treated for minor injuries from a foot pursuit before the car chase, according to state police. The officer was investigating a drug complaint at a Days Inn in Richmond.
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Police used a tire-deflation device and "legal intervention" to stop the vehicle because of heavy traffic, according to state police.
The chase occurred about 2:20 p.m., while police from Richmond and elsewhere were participating in a procession after the funeral of slain officer Daniel Ellis.
More charges might be pending, according to state police.