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ALLEGED: Runs Over Medic, Flees From Police While Sucking On Air Duster Can..Crash; Felony Arrest – HOT SPRINGS

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Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox

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Hot Springs Police Officer Perkins reports that he was dispatched to the 2200 block of Albert Pike Road around noon yesterday to investigate a traffic crash.

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HSPD Sergeant Goss was already at the scene and the driver, Jennifer Lee Moore, 42, of Puff Trail in Garland County, was in the ambulance being evaluated when Off. Perkins arrived.  Sgt. Goss told Off. Perkins to issue a Driving While License Suspended citation to Ms. Moore.  Sergeant Goss then departed the scene.

As Off. Perkins was preparing the citation, he saw Ms. Moore and a Medic exit the ambulance.  Ms. Moore went to her vehicle and got behind the wheel.  The brake lights came on, the vehicle was put into ‘reverse’ and the vehicle began moving backwards.  Off. Perkins tooted his siren thinking that Ms. Moore would stop the vehicle. The Medic was in front of the vehicle trying to tell her to stop, wait…the officer is not finished with you yet.

Jennifer Lee Moore, 42, of Puff Trail in Garland County – allegedly fleeing from police in a vehicle while hitting a medic and sucking on a can of compressed air.

Off. Perkins got out of his unit and ran up to the driver door.  He attempted to open the door, but it was locked. He began ordering Ms. Moore to stop the vehicle.  She refused the commands and yelled back “I need to leave” as she continued to drive in ‘reverse’.  She then put the vehicle in ‘drive’ and fled the scene.  On her way out, she ran over the Medic’s foot.  Off. Perkins returned to his unit, turned on the lights/siren and began to pursue the fleeing vehicle.

Ms. Moore fled to Bull Bayou Road where she continued northbound on both sides of the road.  At one point, she met Sgt. Goss head-on in his lane; he had to swerve off the pavement to avoid a head-on collision with the suspect.  Following that near-miss, Ms. Moore lost control of her vehicle, exited the left side of the pavement and slammed into a culvert at the Fairwood Circle Intersection.

Off. Perkins got out and went to the suspect’s driver door.  He saw her sucking on an air duster can.  He attempted to open the door, but it was locked.  After several attempts to get in the door, Ms. Moore finally unlocked the door and he put the vehicle’s transmission in ‘park’.  Ms. Moore was removed from the vehicle and transported by LifeNet Ambulance to the hospital.

The suspect vehicle was towed from the scene.  Traffic flow was interrupted for approximately 30 minutes.

Once Ms. Moore was medically cleared at the hospital, she was arrested and transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing.  She is charged with Felony Fleeing and Driving While License Is Suspended with a bond amount totaling $4,000.