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Durham police arrest driver who went 9 miles with woman clinging to hood

Posted May 24
Updated May 28

— 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.


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  • Robin Cubbon May 24, 11:29 p.m.
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    how is that not attempted murder?

  • Thomas Fenske May 24, 2:03 p.m.
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    Ah, TJ Hooker fan I guess. That was Shatner's big move on that 80's cop show.

  • Andrew Trevillian May 24, 1:28 p.m.
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    Leave it to two women. Hilarious.goad no one was hurt though.

  • Edward Anderson May 24, 11:11 a.m.
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    Too many people watching too much television or movies who actually equate what they see to real life. They should *BOTH* be charged with terminal stupidity and banned from procreating. Who wants that in the gene pool? Thank goodness nobody was hurt!

  • Nick Quick May 24, 10:52 a.m.
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    "Police said the victim jumped on the hood to the driver's car". I actually think the "victim" is as much at fault as the driver. It's is extremely bad judgment to jump on the hood of a car. The driver shouldn't have driven off with her on there, but she should have never have jumped on to begin with.