Crimetracker: Fleeing driver hits cop car head on, runs it off road

Trishia Moody (Courtesy: Knox Co. Sheriff's Office)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A wrong way driver who smashed into a Knox Co. Sheriff's Office cruiser before leading police on a ten minute chase has been identified as Trishia Moody. She is currently being held at the Knox Co. Jail on $11,450 bond.

According to the Sheriff's Office, an officer first spotted the 26 year-old Moody pull out of a drive-in and head the wrong way down Asheville Highway. She kept going even after the officer tried to pull her over and then turned sharply onto Johnson Rd.

Upon reaching a dead end, police say Moody turned around and struck the officer's car with her white 1996 Toyota Camry as he tried to block her in. She then sped down Andrew Johnson Highway and into Jefferson Co. with the officer still in pursuit.

When the officer pulled alongside Moody to get her description, she allegedly swerved into the passenger side of his car, running it off the road and into a median. With his car too damaged to continue, members of the Jefferson Co Sheriff's Office joined in the hunt.

When Moody finally tried to turn around on Andrew Johnson Highway, a Jefferson Co. deputy managed to push her rear end forcing her to stop.

When deputies approached her car, Moody was reportedly holding a 16 ounce can of beer. Deputies also noted she had alcohol on her breath, bloodshot eyes, and slurred speech.

She is charged with DUI, driving on a suspended license, aggravated assault, and evading arrest. She also had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear for driving on a suspended license.

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