Two arrested after chase ends in crash

Two arrested after chase ends in crash
Published: Oct. 26, 2022 at 5:48 AM EDT
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BOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) - A man and a woman are in jail after a crash that involved shots fired.

According to the Boyd County Sheriff’s Department, around 3 a.m. Wednesday, a deputy attempted to stop a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado in the 1600 block of Shopes Creek Road, but the driver refused to stop.

The deputy pursued the truck onto Megan Neyer Way when the vehicle ran off the road.

As the deputy approached the truck, the driver began to accelerate in reverse, attempting to run over the deputy.

The deputy fired his weapon in an attempt to stop the vehicle from running him over. That’s when the truck collided with the front of the deputy’s patrol vehicle.

The pursuit continued for a short distance onto Beech Street. Again, the suspect’s vehicle ran off the road, struck a guide wire to a utility pole and hit a house in the 2400 block of Beech Street.

A man in the passenger seat took off running and was caught by the deputy behind the house.

The woman was arrested while still in the vehicle.

Brittany N. Woodel, of Worthington, Kentucky, is charged with rear license plate not illuminated, fleeing or evading police, wanton endangerment, operating motor vehicle under the influence and serving parole violation warrant.

Justin G. Newman, of Catlettsburg, was arrested and charged with fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle), wanton endangerment, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, fleeing or evading police (on foot), trafficking in controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence and serving parole violation warrant.

Both Woodel and Newman were transported to a hospital. They were treated and released. They’re both now in the Boyd County Detention Center.

The Boyd County Sheriff’s Department was assisted by the Ashland Police Department, Ashland Fire Department and the Boyd County EMS.

This incident remains under investigation by the Boyd County Sheriff’s Department and the Kentucky State Police.

The Kentucky State Police is conducting the investigation of the deputy discharging his service weapon.

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BOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- An early morning police chase in Boyd County Wednesday ended with shots fired.

That’s according to Boyd County Sheriff Bobby Jack Woods.

Sheriff Woods says it started around 3 a.m. Wednesday morning when deputies started the chase due to a situation involving drugs.

The chase started near U.S. 60 in the county, and ended with a truck crashing into a home on Beech Street in Ashland.

Sheriff Woods says shots were fired, which means Kentucky State Police are investigating the matter.

We’re told it’s being investigated as an officer-involved shooting.

“We received a call from Boyd County Sheriff’s Department around 3 to 3:30 this morning in assistance to an officer involved shooting one of their deputies was involved in,” said Trooper Shane Goodall with Kentucky State Police. “Right now where we’re in the preliminary stages of the investigation, we can’t really release too much at this time except there were no injuries.”

Sheriff Woods says a man and a woman have been arrested as a result of the pursuit.

Our crew at the scene says no one lives in the home where the truck crashed.

This is a developing story.

Keep checking the WSAZ App for the latest details.