Durham police arrest driver who went 9 miles with woman clinging to hood
Posted May 24
Updated May 28
Durham, N.C. — Durham police arrested a woman Wednesday morning who they say drove for miles down a freeway as another woman was clinging onto the hood of her car.
Police said the incident started as a domestic dispute between the two women at an apartment complex off Ellis Road.
Shenique Ocean, 23, of Durham, took some personal belongings from the other and got into a SUV, police said. The second woman then got on the hood of the SUV to try to prevent her from driving off with her belongings.
The second woman was clinging to the hood of the vehicle down N.C. Highway 147 and onto Interstate 40 when other drivers started to call police.
In a 911 call, one driver said the SUV was swerving all over the highway. Another caller estimated the SUV was traveling about 40 mph.
The SUV traveled more than 9 miles before police stopped it. The woman on the hood was not hurt.
Ocean received a citation for assault with a deadly weapon and several traffic violations.
Ocean told WRAL News that she didn't take any personal belongings from the other woman involved in the incident.