HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A woman faces an attempted murder charge after authorities said she hit a Horry County officer before leading police on a chase.
A police report states that an officer stopped Nichosa Miller Tuesday night on Highway 111 and tried to get a closer look at an altered paper tag on her vehicle. Miller then sped away and drove recklessly through a private community but eventually stopped, according to the police report.
The officer placed her under arrest, but she resisted which led to a physical struggle in the front seat of her car, the report shows.
The police report goes on to say that during the struggle, Miller placed the vehicle in reverse and accelerate backwards, hitting the officer with the vehicle while in the door.
“She then hit the brakes, placed the vehicle in drive and accelerated away at a high rate of speed which led to a vehicle pursuit with speeds exceeding 100 mph,” the report states.
The officer was able to get into his vehicle and pursued the Miller until she was involved in a crash with a tractor-trailer at the intersection of Highway 50 and Hickman Road in North Carolina, according to the police report.
Authorities say she fled from the accident scene, but after a brief foot chase, she was detained.
The North Carolina Highway Patrol and Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the case.
Miller faces charges of attempted murder, reckless driving, failure to stop for a blue light and failure to acquire valid tags.