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Update: Jeremy Hudson has been arrested and charged with leading police on a chase that ended with an officer injured. 

Hudson is charged with fleeing with a vehicle with injury, obstructing police, fleeing and assault during the commission of a felony.

 



 

13 NEWS has learned that an officer was injured following an early morning police pursuit.

A car that failed to pull over for South Charleston police started a police chase that crossed county lines.

Dispatchers in Kanawha County say the chase started at 2:58 a.m. Monday. 

With efforts including trying to "box them in" with four cruisers, and laying down spike strips, the South Charleston police had to give the chase over to Putnam and Kanawha county deputies just after 3:00 a.m.

The driver was driving on the wrong side of the road, according to scanner traffic, and ramming cars along the way.

Putnam dispatchers say the driver was headed down Route 817 headed towards Winfield, only going about 35 miles per hour as of 3:17 a.m.  Deputies are waiting on the car with spike strips laid down.

The injured officer is at Thomas Memorial Hospital.

We will keep you updated here on WOWKTV.COM with the latest.