Three people are in custody after shots were fired at a Tennessee Highway Patrol officer this morning in Loudon County.
An officer stopped the vehicle on I-75 northbound near the Philadelphia exit on suspicion of impaired driving, a THP spokesman said.
Then the shots were fired and the suspects in the vehicle fled. They were apprehended a few miles from the scene of the traffic stop.
The officer was not struck in the exchange.
This is a developing story. Stay with the Times Free Press for more information as it develops.