Woman rams Chapel Hill officer, tries to flee in stolen car

Woman rams Chapel Hill officer, tries to flee in stolen car (Image 1)

A Durham woman was charged with speeding to elude arrest Monday after she drove away from a Chapel Hill Police officer and rammed him when he later approached.

Monday at 2:30 p.m., Chapel Hill Police Officer Drew Cabe attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding, police said.

But Joanne Kay Hall, 50, fled and a pursuit ensued. A short time later, Hall stopped in traffic near the intersection of US 15-501 and Manning Drive, police said. Cabe got out, approached Hall’s car and she intentionally struck Cabe with her vehicle, police said. Cabe fired three shots to deflate the left rear tire.

Hall fled but was soon stopped.

Police say Hall, of Meriwither Drive in Durham, was driving a stolen vehicle. She also was charged with one felony count each of Speeding to Elude Arrest, Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill on a Governmental Officer and Hit & Run.

Chapel Hill Police said she was driving with a revoked license. She is being held in the Orange County Jail under a $31,500 bond. She will have a first appearance in court Tuesday at 2 p.m.

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