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Off-duty officer rides on hood of car to stop hit and run driver

Posted at 2:20 PM, Dec 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-03 14:20:19-05

An off-duty officer went above and beyond the line of duty on Monday in an effort to stop a hit and run driving suspect. 

Maryland State Police say just after 8 a.m., Officer Christopher Jordan with the Montgomery County County Police Department witnessed a hit and run crash on I-270 at Shady Grove Road in Rockville.

During the crash, a silver Chevy Impala, driven by 25-year-old Denai Holly, hit another car and then tried to drive away. Officer Jordan was in his personal car at the time and tried to maneuver his car in a position to block Holly from getting away. He then got out of the car and identified himself as an officer. 

Holly saw this happening and started to accelerate toward Officer Jordan as he was getting out of the car. As she sped toward him, he took evasive action and fell onto the hood of the car as she continued southbound on I-270. 

Holly continued to drive for about a mile with Officer Jordan on the hood of her car.

While he was on the hood, Officer Jordan was able to dispatch information to the Maryland State Police before falling off the hood and onto the ground. 

Police searched for Holly's car and was able to find it moments later in the 1400 block of Research Boulevard. She was arrested without incident.