TBI: Authorities shoot driver following Tennessee chase
NEWPORT, Tenn. – An investigation is underway after authorities shot a driver following a chase in Tennessee.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation tells media outlets that the incident began Sunday night when a woman drove over a National Park Service ranger's foot after he tried to stop her for speeding.
The driver fled and was pursued by authorities into Cosby, where they say the woman hit a police cruiser before fleeing again. Deputies chased the vehicle to a field, where they say the driver then hit a deputy with her car.
Law enforcement officials say shots were fired at the driver as the vehicle continued moving toward the injured deputy.
The driver was taken to the hospital. Her condition is unknown. The injured Cocke County deputy was hospitalized and released.