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Woman charged with hit and run, DWI after crash with Apex officer

Posted February 26, 2019 5:13 a.m. EST
Updated February 26, 2019 5:21 a.m. EST

Chilea Akilah Dickson

— A woman is facing 10 charges on Tuesday after police say her car hit an Apex officer.

According to the Apex Police Department, an officer was parked on the shoulder of the ramp at U.S. Interstate 1 and E. Williams Street with his emergency lights on when a car struck the rear of his patrol vehicle.

Police said the woman, Chilea Akilah Dickson, 32, tried to drive away from the scene but was stopped shortly after.

Dickson was charged with driving with a suspended license, DWI, possession of a controlled substance, possession of an open container, failure to move over, hit and run, careless and reckless driving, failure to heed blue lights and siren, failure to maintain lane control and failure to reduce speed.

The Apex officer was treated at WakeMed and later released.