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Friday, March 09, 2018

Purkey pursuit
A pursuit which began in Cocke County on Thursday went into North Carolina and ended in Greene County. Cocke County Deputy Sgt. Brian Holt said he was informed of a reckless driver on Highway 73 and soon thereafter spotted the vehicle in question. Sgt. Holt and other deputies attempted to stop Toni Purkey, 35, Knoxville, after she was observed passing vehicles on a double yellow line. Purkey continued onto East Highway 25/70, and was pursued into Hot Springs, reaching speeds of 98 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone. North Carolina authorities picked up the chase as Purkey turned around and headed back west into Tennessee, and into Greene County. She was taken into custody there after her vehicle ran out of gas. Sgt. Holt said Purkey was wanted in Knox County, and Greene County authorities reportedly seized methamphetamine and needles from the suspect, so she also faces charges in that county. Cocke County warrants have been issued charging Purkey with Felony Fleeing to Evade Arrest by Motor Vehicle, Reckless Endangerment, Reckless Driving, Speeding, and Passing on a double yellow line.


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