Two Cabot residents were hospitalized Friday after leading police in a car chase then wrecking their vehicle, the Lonoke County sheriff's office said in a statement Monday.
At about noon Friday, Lonoke County Sheriff John Staley received a tip that Joseph Brackett, 40, was at Gatepost Road in Cabot, officials said. When officers arrived they saw Brackett, who had multiple warrants for his arrest, in the passanger seat of a 2000 Mitsubishi Montero.
The sheriff's office said Staley tried to pull over the Mitsubishi, which was driven by 23-year-old Desirea Boldin, but the car fled forcing officers to follow. The car chase continued from Arkansas 5 in Cabot into Pulaski County and then back into Lonoke County. At an area near Morrison Road and Arkansas 319, Lonoke County spokesman Lt. Jim Kulesa said, Boldin lost control of the Mitsubishi, went into a ditch and struck an embankment.
Kulesa said Brackett and Boldin were taken to a hospital to be treated for injuries. Brackett had two broken legs from the accident, and Boldin's injuries were not life-threatening, he said.
The sheriff's office said it will obtain affidavits and warrants for Brackett and Boldin for the charges of drug and firearm possession, intent to deliver drugs and fleeing.
Kulesa said Boldin will also be charged with assault against an officer because she "almost struck a deputy with her vehicle when they were at a stop."