A 23-year-old woman faces numerous charges after she allegedly led police on a high-speed chase Wednesday in Laurel County and intentionally hit two patrol cars, according to Kentucky State Police.
Tiffany J. Hotaling, of the Keavy community in Laurel County, is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, fleeing police, third-degree assault, resisting arrest, DUI, criminal mischief and traffic offenses, according to state police at the London post.
Two passengers in her car, Daniel C. Ball, 22, of London, and Felicia E. McQueen, 21, of Corbin, also were arrested on various charges, troopers said.
It all happened about 9:40 a.m. Wednesday in southern Laurel County, authorities said.
Trooper Mike King was on patrol when he stopped a 2002 Dodge Stratus for expired registration, according to a state police news release. Hotaling was driving.
As King walked up to the vehicle, Hotaling accelerated and drove away northbound on U.S. 25 toward London, police said. A pursuit began, and the fleeing car traveled at high speed for about eight miles.
Hotaling allegedly swerved her vehicle, intentionally hitting two patrol cars in an attempt to run troopers off the highway, police said.
Officers eventually stopped the car, which slowed as it approached the London city limits. Hotaling and her passengers were arrested, officers said.
McQueen is charged with public intoxication, possessing a controlled substance and resisting arrest.
Ball is charged with resisting arrest and public intoxication.
All three were being held in the Laurel County jail.