A woman stole a semi and led police on a high speed chase before the truck was disabled by spike strips and crashing into a ditch.
It all started around 9:56 a.m. on August 4th when Knox County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a trucker at a Pilot in Knoxville that his semi was just stolen and was seen heading towards Strawberry Plains Pike. Police quickly located the stolen rig and initiated a traffic stop.
The driver, Identified as Amy Butler-Cordray, took off from police and entered Interstate 40 heading east. According to the press-release, police attempted to stop the truck several times utilizing spike strips, only to have Cordray swerve “with no regard to public safety” around the strips.
Finally, roughly 30-miles later, police were able to get a good spike causing the truck to become disabled. According to the release, the truck went off the road and into a ditch, and Cordray was arrested.
Inside the truck police located a grey pit bull puppy that was allegedly taken out of another stolen vehicle that was located near the truck stop by other officers during the police chase who were investigating the area during the chase.