Durham, N.C. — A Durham County deputy's patrol car was side-swiped Tuesday afternoon as he responded to a chase that began in Granville County, authorities said.
The deputy, whose name wasn't released, was northbound on Page Road with his lights and sirens on at about 1 p.m. when he was hit at the T.W. Alexander Drive intersection, authorities said. The other driver had the green light but didn't see the deputy in time to stop, they said.
The deputy was unhurt, but the other driver was taken to a nearby hospital because she was concerned that her ankle might be broken.
Granville County authorities said a deputy there stopped a car south of Creedmoor after witnessing a possible drug deal. The car sped away as the deputy approached, dragging him about 20 yards and running over his foot.
The car headed south on U.S. Highway 15 and then south on Interstate 85, where it slammed into a median guardrail between Red Mill Road and Redwood Road, authorities said. The three men inside fled on foot but were apprehended a short time later.
Linwood Davis, 28, of 921 Orient St. in Durham, was charged with two counts of trafficking in cocaine and one count each of fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, maintaining a vehicle to distribute controlled substances, resisting a public officer, assault to a government official, injury to personal property and possession of marijuana. He was being held in the Granville County jail under a $500,000 bond.
Quentin Dion Brown, 21, of 4815 Barbee Road in Durham, and Justin Marquette Bullock, 20, of 1305 James St., Apt. 5 in Durham, were each charged with resisting a public officer and were given $500 bonds.