BOSQUE COUNTY – Two Somervell County deputies escaped serious injuries late last week after a Meridian woman's car reportedly rammed their patrol vehicle at the end of a pursuit that originally began from an assault call.
The Meridian woman – who is in her late 20s – was taken to an area hospital, possibly with a broken arm. The Sept. 8 crash, specific time unavailable, took place on FM 203 in Bosque County, just off Highway 144.
She was not immediately identified by authorities, who held off on arresting her until she received medical attention.
However, she faces multiple felony charges if a criminal arrest warrant is issued, according to Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. D.L. Wilson and Somervell County Sheriff Greg Doyle.
Sgt. Wilson said should that warrant be issued, the felony charges she faces include evading arrest with a vehicle and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon. She could also be charged with misdemeanor counts of assault and DWI, Wilson said.
Wilson said the case will be thoroughly reviewed to determine if the collision was intentional.
"She made some big mistakes that night," Sgt. Wilson said. "It was good that she didn't hurt anybody else."
Wilson said that the woman and a male acquaintance of hers were spotting having an in a Glen Rose parking lot prior to the crash.
The man called 911 to report that she assaulted him.
The woman drove away but the deputies quickly spotted her vehicle on Highway 144 and continued the pursuit into Bosque County.
She drove off the roadway about two miles north of Walnut Springs.
The car then crashed through a fence, before turning and crashing through it again and striking the deputy's vehicle, Wilson said.
Sheriff Doyle said deputy driving the patrol car was backing up when he realized the woman's vehicle was heading in his direction. But the deputy didn't have time to get out of her way, the sheriff added.
Both vehicles became disabled as a result of the crash.
One of the deputies sustained a minor finger injury during the impact but was not transported for treatment, Doyle said.
The woman was transported to Glen Rose Medical Center for treatment of unspecified minor injuries, Wilson said.
Doyle said that he heard that the woman may have broken her arm during the crash.
"I'm very thankful our officers were not injured," Sheriff Doyle said.