Northampton County Deputy hit during traffic stop in Nassawadox

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NASSAWADOX, Va. (WAVY) – A Northampton County Sheriff’s deputy was injured after being hit by a vehicle during a traffic stop in Nassawadox late Saturday evening.

Northampton County Sheriff David Doughty Jr. say Exmore police attempted to stop the vehicle around 11:30 p.m. The vehicle refused to stop and attempted to elude police for approximately five miles, into the town of Nassawadox.

Doughty says the Northampton deputy stopped and was trying to help the Exmore officer after the vehicle stopped. As the deputy was stepping out of his patrol car, a vehicle traveling southbound on Route 13 failed to move over into the left lane and struck the back driver side door of the deputy’s patrol car. The suspect’s vehicle landed in the median and both vehicles sustained heavy damage.

Medics took the deputy to a nearby hospital where he was treated and released for minor injuries.

The suspect that hit the deputy’s car has been charged with two counts of failing to move over for an emergency vehicle. He has been released from jail.

The driver out of New Jersey from the initial traffic stop is charged with felony eluding law enforcement and reckless driving. She is being held on no bond at the Eastern Shore Regional Jail.

Stay with WAVY.com for developments on this story.

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