AACO Officer Injured: Woman Arrested for DUI
BALTIMORE (WBFF)-- An Anne Arundel County Police officer was injured after his car was rammed by a suspect on New Year's Eve.
Around 7:43 p.m., Sunday, police got a call for a driver that was possibly intoxicated on Mountain Road. Officers located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop in the parking lot of the Rite Aid located at 3400 Mountain Road in Pasadena.
During the stop, officers made contact with the female driver and observed that she smelled of alcohol and appeared to be intoxicated. When officers asked her to exit her vehicle, she quickly placed the vehicle in drive and accelerated out of the parking lot onto Edwin Raynor Blvd.
Officers pursued the vehicle for a short distance to the 8300 block of Country Grove, which is a dead end street. Police say the driver then turned her vehicle and intentionally rammed a marked Anne Arundel County police vehicle as the officer was attempting to exit his vehicle. This caused the officer's door to strike him causing injuries to his face, and mouth.
The suspect vehicle continued onto Edwin Raynor Blvd being pursued by officers. Due to the suspect vehicles inoperability, it came to a stop in the area of Jumpers Hole Road at Obrecht Road where the driver was arrested without further incident.
The injured officer, a 23 year veteran of the department was transported to BWMC with non-life threatening injuries where he was treated and released. The driver of the car, Christina Brooke Hall was charged with first degree assault, second degree assault on a police officer, reckless endangerment, DUI, and numerous traffic related offenses.
Online court documents show a bail review scheduled for Tuesday.