FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Two people are in the hospital, including a state trooper, after a police chase in Frankfort went wrong.
It happened at the intersection of US 127 South and West Ridge, in front of the Frankfort Kroger.
According to the Frankfort Police Department, an officer saw a speeding car run a stop light early Friday morning near that same intersection on US 127 South.
Police say when the officer pulled the car over, he realized the driver had three outstanding warrants for “Failure to Appear” in three different counties.
According to police, the officer was trying to arrest the driver when Sherry Lindle, 33, got out of the car and the suspect drove away.
That, police say, started the pursuit, but officers eventually had to back off, asking state police for help.
Troopers say they caught back up with the driver when he went back to the intersection in front of Kroger and stopped, police think, to pick Lindle up again.
When sheriff’s deputies and state troopers approached the car, telling the driver to get out, an arrest citation shows Lindle ran into the road and got in between troopers and the driver, keeping them from arresting him, and allowing him to get back into the car in attempt to leave again.
Frankfort police say that’s when shots were fired.
According to KSP, the driver was shot and was taken to the hospital for surgery. A state trooper was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries. He, though, was not shot.
Lindle was arrested and is facing several charges, including hindering apprehension and resisting arrest. She is in the Franklin County Detention Center on a $5 thousand cash bond.
The incident closed US 127 in both directions for several hours Friday morning. The road has since reopened.
The incident is still under investigation.