Fayette County

Police arrest woman after Saturday pursuit through several counties

Susay Wilson
Susay Wilson FCDC

A woman was in jail after leading police on a chase that started in Grant County and ended in Fayette Saturday evening.

Susan Renee Wilson, 54, of Georgetown, was stopped in her vehicle at the 154 southbound mile-marker of Interstate-75 in Grant County about 6 p.m., according to court records.

Police saw Wilson cross the dotted line twice with her van and nearly hit another vehicle. When a Kentucky State Police officer approached Wilson after the traffic stop, she smelled of alcohol, according to court records.

When the officer asked if Wilson had anything to drink, Wilson said she had not and that she was being pulled over for expired vehicle registration, according to Wilson’s arrest citation. When the officer asked why Wilson was swerving in the roadway and almost hit a vehicle, Wilson said she had been driving for eight hours from New York and was tired.

Running Wilson’s driver’s license through dispatch revealed it had been suspended for failure to appear, according to the citation.

As the police officer asked Wilson to get out of her van to do a sobriety test, Wilson asked “why?” and then fled, reaching speeds of 100 mph, according to the citation.

As the chase went through Scott County, spike strips were deployed, striking Wilson’s front right tire. However, the chase continued until mile marker 113 in Fayette County, when Wilson’s van ran out of gas, the citation read.

Wilson was booked into the Fayette County jail and charged with first-degree fleeing and evading police, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, eight counts of first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, speeding, reckless driving, possession of open alcohol beverage in a motor vehicle, no registration receipts, no registration plates and operating a vehicle on a suspended license.

Wilson’s arraignment was set for 1 p.m. Monday.