CONWAY, S.C. (WECT) - A woman from Ocean Isle Beach faces attempted murder charges after she injured a South Carolina police officer and ran from law enforcement on Tuesday.
The report from the Horry County Police Department says the officer tried to pull 33-year-old Nichosa Cherelle Miller over for a traffic matter on Highway 111 when she took off. Miller reportedly sped away in her black Volvo, disregarding stop signs and weaving through a private community in an attempt to run from police.
When she finally stopped, the officer told her she was under arrest for reckless driving and a struggle began in the front seat of Miller’s car. While she was reportedly resisting arrest, Miller put the car in reverse and quickly accelerated backwards, striking the officer with the car while they were inside the door.
The officer suffered bruising and swelling on her left shoulder, arm and wrist.
According to the police report, Miller put the car in drive, and drove away after hitting the officer.
In the resulting chase, the suspect allegedly reached speeds over 100 mph. The car chase came to an end when the suspect collided with a tractor trailer at the intersection of Highway 50 and Hickman Road in North Carolina.
After hitting the tanker, Miller ditched her car and took off on foot. She was eventually captured with help from the North Carolina Highway Patrol and the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office and taken to the hospital.
Miller was taken to the J Reuben Long Detention Center in Horry County on Wednesday and charged with attempted murder, failure to acquire valid tags, reckless driving and failure to stop for a blue light. Her bond was set at $27,595.