Tennessee woman charged after high-speed chase

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A Tennessee woman was arrested early Thursday morning after she was clocked by Kentucky State Police driving in excess of 120 mph on the Blue Grass Parkway.

Victoria McMillian, 23, of Clarksville, Tennessee, is facing multiple charges, including putting the lives of police and motorists at risk as she fled, according to an arrest citation.

A KSP trooper initiated lights and sirens on his vehicle in a northbound lane of Interstate 65 near the 91-mile marker after McMillian reportedly drove her gold Chevrolet Classic past him at a high rate of speed and entered the Blue Grass Parkway.

According to an arrest citation, she drove the vehicle in front of the trooper and “attempted several times to get me to rear end the vehicle.”

McMillian also reportedly several times drove the vehicle in a manner that she looked as if she was going to strike vehicles pulled to the side of the parkway during the chase.

She drove to the eastbound eight-mile marker, got off the parkway and then headed in the westbound lane. KSP personnel had set up spike strips at the westbound 1-mile marker causing flat tires with the vehicle finally stopping as she attempted to get in a southbound lane of I-65.

“The operator was manifestly under the influence of marijuana and alcohol and she stated that she was,” according to the citation.

KSP also found numerous small bags of marijuana and a scale in the vehicle as well as nearly $1,000 in cash in McMillian’s front pocket.

McMillian, who was arrested at 1:55 a.m., is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer and first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, Class D felonies punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted, as well as first offense driving under the influence of intoxicants; reckless driving; speeding 26 mph or more over the speed limit; first offense trafficking in marijuana less than 8 ounces; possession of open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle; possession of drug paraphernalia.

She is being held in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. She is scheduled to appear Oct. 23 in Hardin District Court.

A passenger in the vehicle, Teona Venoy, 22, of Clarksville, Tennessee, was charged with first offense trafficking in marijuana less than 8 ounces and possession of drug paraphernalia. She has been released from jail.

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