Kentucky State Police pursuit ends Peacefully in Clark County

Published 10:00 am Monday, January 30, 2023

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Staff Report

A pursuit by law enforcement ended peacefully in Clark County on Thursday, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police (KSP).

The pursuit resulted in temporary road closures, and a lockdown at nearby George Rogers Clark High School.

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The operator of the vehicle was identified in the release as 34-year-old female Hannah Prosser of Lexington. Prosser was taken into custody and transported by the Lexington Police Department (LPD) to a local hospital for evaluation.

The LPD and KSP were in active pursuit of the vehicle driven by Prosser as it traveled south on I-75 from Fayette County. The pursuit extended into neighboring Madison County, where Prosser exited at the 95-mile-marker and traveled into Clark County via Boonesboro Road before she came to a stop near Stone Crest Road, according to the release.

Once Prosser’s vehicle stopped, the KSP notified George Rogers Clark High School and the school on lockdown for the safety of the students and faculty, according to the release. Social media posts from Clark County Public Schools reported that all students, faculty, and staff were safe during the incident.

While law enforcement negotiated with Prosser, Boonesboro Road and portions of the Winchester Bypass were shut down for several hours, according to the release. Thankfully, officers were able to successfully negotiate Prosser’s peaceful surrender without incident. According to the release, Prosser is charged with counts of speeding, reckless driving, fleeing or evading police, and wanton endangerment. The investigation remains ongoing.

The KSP and LPD were assisted at the scene by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and Winchester Police Department.