CULPEPER, Md. (WUSA9) -- A police officer was struck by a car after a traffic stop incident.
Around 7:53 p.m. on Friday, Deputy Joshua Haught conducted a traffic stop on James Madison Highway at Dirt Road after noticing a vehicle with an equipment violation. After speaking to the driver, Haught returned to his patrol car but was struck before he could enter it. The car came towards Haught in the closest lane which is when he signaled the car driver to stop and back up but the car did not stop and hit his left leg and the mirror of the police car, police said.
The vehicle pursuit then ended about a mile on Madison Road. Dawn Offer, 32, of Orange, was charged with 'failure to move over for law enforcement and released on a summons. A passenger in the car, William Washington, 33, of Woodbridge, was found to be wanted in Spotsylvania for non-payment of child support, arrested, and released on a $3000 unsecured bond, police said.