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Friday, February 26, 2021

Fleeing driver strikes Alexandria Police Officer; leads high-speed chase through Campbell County

Walmart in Alexandria is located at 6711 Alexandria Pike. 

A women is under arrest after striking an Alexandria police officer with her car before leading them on a high-speed chance that ended across the river in Ohio. 

Chelsea Knipper, 31, is under arrest on multiple charges: Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, failure to comply with police, identity fraud, forgery, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, driving under a suspension and not wearing a seatbelt.

She was booked into the Clermont County Jail at 3:40 a.m. Friday. 

According to a release by Alexandria Police, officers approached Knipper's vehicle around midnight Friday while doing an area check at Walmart in Alexandria, located at 6711 Alexandria Pike. During the check, police found that Knipper had an active felony warrant for her arrest out of Kenton County. 

According to police, Knipper gave the officer false information when asked to identify herself and failed to comply with officers when they asked her to exit the vehicle. 

"Officers made several attempts to request she exit the vehicle and Warner her that she would be removed from the vehicle and taken into custody," said Chief Lucas Cooper in a news release. 

That's when police said that she started her vehicle. Alexandria Police attempted to use a window break took to gain access and then Knipper, police say, ran over the foot of an officer as she fled northbound. The chase followed US 27 through Cold Spring, Highland Heights and into Ohio on 471 and ultimately on Montgomery Road. 

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