A multi-county high speed chase that began Monday after a Lebanon police officer was dragged by a car ended after the driver crashed in Murfreesboro.
According to a news release from Lebanon Police Chief Scott Bowen, around 10:40 a.m., an officer made contact with Christina Matheison outside the Cash Express located at 224 West Main Street regarding an outstanding arrest warrant for a check violation in Williamson County.
Matheison, 36, of Beech Grove, refused to exit her vehicle and began to backup, dragging Officer Jason Bringhurst with her.
According to Chief Bowen, Matheison nearly hit another officer as she sped through the parking lot and then drove through yards in an attempt to avoid pursing officers.
Matheison eventually led officers onto State Route 840 and then onto Interstate 24 East.
Matheison exited the interstate at Manchester Pike in Beech Grove, Coffee County.
She crashed a short time later on Manchester Pike at Joe B. Jackson Parkway after officers threw down spike strips, causing her to lose control.
Matheison was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville with serious but not life-treating injures.
She faces charges of aggravated assault reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, evading arrest and vandalism.