Franklin County

Woman stabs herself during three-county car chase

A woman stabbed herself in the neck during a three-county police chase that ended in Shelby County Tuesday.

State police in Frankfort received a call that the woman was "possibly suicidal and armed with a handgun," state police said in a news release.

Troopers located her in a car in Franklin County and tried to stop her. The woman kept going, leading police through Anderson County and into Shelby County.

Police flattened all of the car's tires with spike strips, but the woman still refused to stop, the release said.

Troopers used a "PIT manuever" — a technique where the officer's car pushes the rear of the fleeing car, causing it to spin, Spokesman Lt. David Jude said.

The chase ended shortly before noon when the car came to rest on the shoulder of the road. After a brief standoff, officers approached the car and discovered the woman was unconscious after apparently stabbing herself in the neck.She was taken to Frankfort Regional Medical Center, Jude said. Her condition was not available Tuesday. She is charged driving under the influence and fleeing and evading police.

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