LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Two people are now out of the hospital following a pursuit that ended in Clark County.
Indiana State Police told WHAS11 News, officers had been chasing a wanted woman, Lori Phillipy, and had attempted to stop her before the eventual crash.
Major Mark Grube with the Clark County Sheriff's Office said it started in Floyd County when deputies found Phillipy in her car doing drugs. Grube said she then tried to stab a Floyd County deputy with a syringe, and proceeded to take them on a chase.
Police said Clark County Sheriff Jamey Noel attempted to stop Phillipy by slowing down in front of the car and she rear-ended him. She then drove down the exit ramp and crashed into the other cars.
Eventually, Grube said a deputy who was driving a maroon SUV purposely crashed into Phillipy's vehicle to stop her.
"When our deputy realized that she had just struck another person, he felt as if he needed to end that situation," Grube said. "We have a duty to intervene in these situations when there is a risk to the public. We know we probably prevented someone else from being hurt or killed."
Grube said the Clark County Sheriff's Office only chases suspects they feel are a danger to others.
Will Howell, who recorded the incident on his dash cam, said it was a miracle no one was hurt. He said as he started to see the series of crashes down I-65 off-ramp onto East Lewis and Clark Parkway, his sense of time slowed.
“Felt like I was in a time warp – everything kind of slowed down. She hit the two cars – the one truck came right towards our Jeep. If you hear the audio of the video, my wife got the name Jesus in there about 50 times in 20 seconds,” he said. “Don’t know how she did that, but that’s pretty amazing.”
Howell said he got out of his car to see what happened and saw several Clarksville Police officers pointing their guns at the woman’s car.
He then said he returned to his vehicle and Phillipy was eventually pulled from her car and was arrested by police.
Indiana State Police said no one was seriously injured.
In addition to the warrant out of Floyd County, Phillipy's charges include criminal recklessness and resisting law enforcement.
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