Woman accused of crashing into deputy's cruiser identified

8:59 PM, Jan 22, 2013   |    comments
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Officials have now identified a woman accused of crashing into a Knox County deputy's car and leading officers on a pursuit through two counties.

Knox County deputies arrested 26-year-old Trisha Moody Monday night. She's charged with DUI, driving on a suspended license, aggravated assault and evading arrest.

The sheriff's office says it all started Monday when Moody was driving the wrong way down Andrew Johnson Highway. She eventually hit a deputy's cruiser head-on. The deputy was not hurt.

Officials say Moody then sped away and crossed into Jefferson County. The chase finally ended when Moody crashed.

Deputies say when they took her into custody, Moody had a can of beer in her hand, smelled of alcohol, and had slurred speech.

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A woman was arrested Monday night after crashing head-on into a sheriff's deputy's cruiser during a chase through two counties.

The Knox County Sheriff's Office says the woman was driving the wrong way on Andrew Johnson Highway at the time of the crash. Deputies say they suspect she was drunk and will be charged with DUI among other charges.

Sheriff's deputies say the woman, whose name has not yet been released, was wanted on at least one outstanding warrant.

Deputies say no one was hurt during the incident.

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