Suspect identified in Hawkins chase that ended with crash at Kingsport Lowe's

Jeff Bobo • Updated Aug 13, 2019 at 8:03 AM

KINGSPORT — A Kingsport woman who allegedly led police on a high speed chase from Mount Carmel to the W. Stone Drive Lowe’s store Monday night is facing several charges including vehicular assault for injuring a juvenile.

Brooke Begley, 28, of Kingsport, allegedly hit multiple vehicles during the pursuit, one of which contained a juvenile who was injured.  According to a Tennessee Highway Patrol report released Tuesday morning the pursuit ended with a crash into the garden center at the Lowes store around 8:13 p.m. Monday.

Begley is facing multiple charges from both the Tennessee Highway Patrol and Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office including vehicular assault, two counts of reckless endangerment, felony evading arrest, DUI, resisting arrest, evading arrest by foot, tampering with evidence, speeding, stop sign violation, improper lane usage, driving on revoked license, due care violation, no proof of insurance, and no registration carried.

The Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office initiated the pursuit of a 2002 Chevy Sonoma pickup driven by Begley around 8 p.m. in Mount Carmel.

The pursuit ended when Begley crashed into the Lowe’s garden center on W. Stone Drive. Begley was slightly injured, and was transported to the Holston Valley Medical Center where she was treated and cleared to be booked into the Hawkins County Jail around 4 a.m.  

Begley has recent arrests in Kingsport for possession of narcotics and drug paraphernalia this past February; and criminal trespassing in October of 2018.

The Times News will update this report as more information becomes available.

Original Story:

KINGSPORT — At least one suspect is in custody following a high-speed chase Monday evening that began in Hawkins County and ended with a crash at the West Stone Drive Lowe’s in Kingsport.

The suspect vehicle, which was reportedly driven by a female, crashed into the garden center at the West Stone Drive Lowe’s.

Witnesses at the scene told the Times News there were some injuries, including the suspect, but none that appeared life threatening. 

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating.

The Times News will release more information as it becomes available.


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