KEY POINTS

  • The woman's daughter called police Thursday saying her mother had assaulted her at their family's home
  • The woman left the home in a car as police were on their way to the residence
  • She led troopers on a vehicle pursuit across multiple counties in Kentucky

A Kentucky woman who was initially reported for child abuse is facing more charges after leading troopers on a car chase that began in Graves County and ended in McCracken County.

Kentucky State Police Post 1 said it received a call Thursday afternoon from a girl who said her mother had assaulted her at the family's home in Graves County.

On their way to the home, KSP said troopers were advised that the mother — later identified as 32-year-old Brittany A. Kimsey — had left the residence in a red Chevrolet car, WPSD Local 6 reported. Troopers then saw a red Chevrolet HHR at the intersection of Kentucky 534 and Kentucky 348 in Symsonia.

According to the Kentucky State Police, officers activated their vehicle’s emergency equipment and tried to pull Kimsey over.

But the woman continued driving westbound on KY 348, reaching speeds of about 100 miles per hour and driving recklessly, KSP said.

The pursuit continued into McCracken County, with Kimsey leading troopers along multiple roads in the county.

At one point, she started driving the wrong way on U.S. 62 and nearly crashed head-on into a trooper vehicle. The trooper was able to perform evasive maneuvers to avoid a potential collision with Kimsey’s vehicle.

The pursuit ended on Benton Road after the woman crashed her car.

Kimsey was given medical attention after the crash.

Investigators were able to confirm that Kimsey is the mother of the girl who had called police to report the assault. The Kentucky State Police facilitated the release of the girl to the custody of a family member.

Kimsey was taken into custody and charged with first-degree criminal abuse of a child age 12 or younger, third-degree terroristic threatening, attempted murder of a police officer and first-degree fleeing or evading police.

She was also charged with driving under the influence on the second offense, tampering with physical evidence, resisting arrest, multiple counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and multiple traffic violations.

Kimsey is now detained at the McCracken County Jail, and further investigation into the incident is underway.

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