TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Police Chase Ends with a Crash and Arrest in Lyon County
Date of News Release: 10/11/2004
(Hickory, KY) - Eddyville police officer Wiley Pinson was in pursuit of a vehicle driven by Christina Smith of Eddyville. While in pursuit of the vehicle on US 62 and Main, Ms. Smith vehicle struck Officer Pinson's vehicle.
Ms. Smith then continued on 62 towards I 24 without stopping. The Ms. Smith turned back towards Main Street and Fairview, when a citizen Jeremy A. Story, witnessed this and tried to assist by striking Ms. Smith vehicle with his vehicle.
Ms. Smith continued on Main Street and Fairview and struck a fish and wildlife vehicle driven by Officer Richardson.
Ms. Smith was stopped at Fairview Ave. and apprehended. Eddyville Officer Pinson arrested Ms. Smith on charges of fleeing and evading 1st, assault 3rd, leaving a scene of an accident, wanton endangerment 1st and no insurance.
Ms. Smith is lodged in the Caldwell County Jail.
Officer Pinson as assisted by Edyville City Units, Lyon County Sheriff Office, Trooper Ritchie Wright JR and fish and wildlife.