Christina Mathieson (Courtesy: Williamson County Sheriff's Dept.)
MURFREESBORO, TN (WSMV) -
A woman was injured Monday morning after a high-speed chase and crash involving Rutherford County deputies and Lebanon police.
The chase began after Lebanon police said they received a call around 10:40 a.m. that a woman, identified as Christina C. Mathieson, 36, of College Grove, TN, had an outstanding warrant in Williamson County for a check violation.
Police made contact with Mathieson, but she refused to get out of the vehicle that she was driving.
Authorities said the officer was dragged with the vehicle when she placed the car in reverse and began to drive away.
"All of a sudden I heard him shout, 'no, no, no, no.' And she was trying to speed away, basically, while he still had his arm in the window," said merchant Jessica McKnight.
Mathieson then drove forward and nearly struck another officer as she exited the parking lot, according to Lebanon police. The officers than chased after her while Mathieson drove through yards in an attempt to avoid authorities.
Mathieson then led officers onto State Route 840 and eventually onto Interstate 24. She got off at exit 97, Manchester Pike, in Coffee County.
Shortly after exiting, Lebanon police lost contact with her, but Rutherford County deputies located her moments later.
She had already avoided spike strips deployed by assisting agencies several times. Rutherford County deployed more spike strips, and in an attempt to avoid them, Mathieson wrecked her vehicle on Manchester Pike (Highway 41), near the intersection of Joe B. Jackson Parkway, just before 11:30 a.m.
"Right around 100 miles per hour, sometimes it was 90," said Lebanon
Police Chief Scotty Bowen. "Our thought was if she was willing to hurt a
police officer, she might hurt somebody else."
The woman was taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center with minor injuries. None of the officers received serious injuries.
Mathieson faces charges of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, evading arrest and vandalism.
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