Woman arrested for DUI, crashing into police cruiser

Posted: 12:02 PM, Jan 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-02 02:42:47Z

The tracks from the icy doughnuts left at the dead end at Country Grove Lane in Pasadena are the only clue left behind after what Anne Arundel County Police say was a woman on the run. 

"I look out my window and I see a black SUV flying up the road with two police cars behind it," Johnathon Grubbkruger, who was at a New Year's Eve party, said. 

He was just getting the party started when he spotted who police have identified as 33-year-old Christina Hall cornered -- or so he and neighbors thought. 

"I saw her spinning around in the center of the street with about three or four police cars there and she squeezed in between them. I heard the thump because the police car was behind the vehicles," Rodney Marshall, who lives at the end of the street, said. 

That thump was Hall's SUV hitting the door to a police cruiser -- the impact knocking down a sergeant and allowed Hall to getaway. 

"Immediately, you can tell that he wasn't OK, the way he was limping. He put his hand to his mouth, there was blood dripping out and he was out of his door standing in the middle of the road," Grubbkruger said. 

Police spokesman Ryan Frashure says it all started when someone saw Hall driving erratically near Mountain Road and called 911. 

So officers pulled her over at a Rite Aid nearby. 

"Most of our drunk drivers, they're usually very late at night or very in the morning, so there's less traffic on the road. So this certainly caused some concern for us," Frashure said. 

According to Frashure, Hall then took off on a seven mile stretch that took her and officers down Edwin Raynor Boulevard to the dead end on Country Grove Lane. 

Then out to Jumpers Hole Road where her car stalled out because of the damage. 

A startling way to bring in the new year for the neighbors on this usually quiet cul de sac. 

"I saw her fishtail and I was like please don't hit that door. He's just getting out. It could've been a lot worse, but it could've been a lot better as well," Grubbkruger said. 

Hall, who's from Glen Burnie, was charged with first degree assault, second degree assault on a police officer, reckless endangerment, and DUI and other traffic related offenses.

Police say the injured officer is a 23-year veteran of the department; he was taken to Baltimore Washington Medical Center where he was treated and released.