Police stop runaway car on interstate

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Woman’s stuck accelerator sends her car racing up to 100 mph

By Lisa King

Tragedy was narrowly averted Thursday for an East Bernstadt woman whose stuck accelerator sent her racing down the Interstate 64 at 100 miles per hour.

The woman, whose identity has not been confirmed, called 911 in Woodford County, Kentucky State Police Trooper John Hawkins said.

“We got the call at 6:55 [p.m.] and didn’t get her stopped until 7:15,” he said. “She called at mile marker 58, and we didn’t get her stopped until we got about 10 miles into Shelby County.

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