Metropolis woman arrested after 2-state police chase in three-wheeled truck

Woman arrested after two-state police chase

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (KFVS) - A Metropolis, Illinois woman is was arrested for leading police in two states on a wild chase Thursday evening.

The McCracken County Sheriff’s Office was notified around 5:30 p.m. that an unidentified woman was driving a pickup truck and was trying to get away from Massac County Sheriff’s deputies.

The truck was driving on only three tires eastbound on Interstate 24 and crossing the bridge into Kentucky.

The driver did not stop for Massac County Sheriff’s deputies in Illinois or for McCracken County Sheriff’s deputies in Kentucky.

After turning onto Lone Oak Road form Jack Paxton Drive, near Whitehave, the driver lost control of the truck.

The truck became stuck in the roadway, without hitting any other objects.

The driver, identified as Louise Fargo, 53 of Metropolis, was arrested and taken into custody.

Fargo was charged with wanton endangerment 1st degree, fleeing or evading 1st degree (motor vehicle), reckless driving and disregarding traffic control device (traffic light).

Additional charges are pending through Massac County Sheriff’s Office.

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