Chickamauga woman assaults Walker County deputies with vehicle, leads them on dangerous 100 mph chase

According to a Walker County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On Saturday, February 11th, 2023, at 7:49 PM, Deputies were dispatched to a tree down across Hwy 193 blocking the roadway in the area of 21058 Hwy 193. At 9:11 PM, while directing traffic, Deputy Dooley observed a black 2014 Chevrolet Camaro black strike the down trees across the roadway. Deputy Dooley exited his patrol vehicle and attempted to assist the driver. Sgt Clark advised that the vehicle had struck his vehicle in the process. The driver, later identified as Bridgett Yvonne Hise, 47, of Chickamauga, continued to accelerate and try to get the vehicle free of the trees. Deputy Dooley reported, “While doing so, Bridgett placed the car in reverse and struck Sgt Clark in the groin area with her vehicle. Bridgett then placed the vehicle in drive and proceeded to move the vehicle out of the trees and in my direction, attempting to run me over. At this point, [I] unholstered my department-issued firearm and pointed it at the driver. Both [I] and Sgt Clark issued multiple loud commands to stop the vehicle, and Bridgett ignored our commands and stared straight ahead.” She then took off at a high rate of speed northbound on Hwy 193. The pursuit reached speeds of excess of 100 mph down Highway 193. Deputies lost sight of Bridgett at the intersection of Hwy 193 and Hwy 341. Deputies then terminated the pursuit and went to the address of 1548 Hog Jowl Road, Chickamauga Walker County, the registered address of the vehicle, and located the vehicle parked behind the residence a few minutes after losing sight of it. Deputies also noticed wet footprints on the wooden stairs leading into the residence. Deputies confirmed that Bridgett was the driver they observed fleeing from them. Deputy Dooley, Deputy Furgeson, Sgt Clark, and Georgia State Patrol troopers arrived on the scene and established a perimeter around the residence. Deputies gave loud verbal commands and even used the loudspeaker with no response. After obtaining arrest warrants, deputies were able to get Bridgett to exit the residence and took her into custody. Bridgett was booked into the Walker County Jail, charged with reckless driving, fail to report accident w/injury, death, failure to obey police/fireman/crossing guard/other authorized person directing traffic, too fast for conditions, failure to exercise due care when using cell phone/radio, willful obstruction of law enforcement officers-misdemeanor, willful obstruction of law enforcement officers, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer for a felony offense and aggravated assault on law enforcement.

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