By Jonathan Kleppinger
11:57 AM EST, November 21, 2012
A Williamsburg woman is in jail in Jessamine County after bumping a police cruiser with her car and leading sheriff’s deputies on a chase into Garrard County.
Shawna Fuston, 20, allegedly struck a Nicholasville Police Department cruiser around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. Nicholasville police officials had few details later Wednesday morning on that incident, but the Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office was called in to help apprehend Fuston.
“Our deputies assisted,” chief deputy Allen Peel said, “and after making a U-turn on South Main at Edgewood (Drive), the suspect went up North Main, continued to the bypass at the north junction and went back down southbound on (U.S.) 27. Our deputies continued to follow the vehicle until near Ky. 152 in Garrard County, and then she stopped without any incident.”
Peel said deputies had been in close pursuit of Fuston throughout the chase but that she had not pulled over until she was a few miles into Garrard County.
Fuston was booked into the Jessamine County Detention Center just before 6 a.m. Wednesday. She has 12 charges against her, according to jail records. Charges from the sheriff’s office include disregarding a traffic light, failure to turn on headlights, reckless driving, first-degree fleeing or evading police and first-degree wanton endangerment. Charges from Nicholasville police include speeding 25 mph over the limit, failure to turn on headlights, reckless driving, first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree fleeing or evading police, first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, and following another vehicle too closely.
Fuston is scheduled to appear in Jessamine District Court on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 8:30 a.m.