A pregnant Arkansas woman’s car was overturned by a pursuing state soldier. which accused the driver of not driving fast enough Follow the video of the short chase. used in her lawsuit
Nicole Harper, 38, went to bed on July 9, believing her unborn child had died in a car crash on US Highway 167. In Jacksonville, Arkansas, her attorney, Andrew Norwood, said.
“She cried until she fell asleep,” Norwood told NBC News on Wednesday.
Harper was running 84 mph in a 70 mph zone when trooper Rodney Dunn turned on his siren and flashing lights for her to pull up, according to her indictment last month in Pulaski County Court. Circuit
Dashcam video obtained by Harper̵7;s legal team appears to show her slowing down. Activate the blinker and change the lane to the right. So she could finally stop the car, Norwood said.
But on the southern US 167, the shoulders are narrow. And Harper wants to park safely at the exit. Driver claims
“It’s a bowling alley with bumpers on both sides,” Norwood said. “There’s nowhere to go. You’re surrounded by concrete walls on both sides.”
The chase lasted 2 minutes and 7 seconds when the cavalry also knocked on the back of Harper’s car. “Chasing Techniques”, commonly known as “PIT maneuvers,” the lawsuit said.
The tapping caused Harper’s car to abruptly turn to the left and out of view of the dashcam. The soldier immediately made a 180 and circled back to see the red SUV above. The picture shows
cavalry action “It is a reckless attempt to conduct that creates a substantial risk of bodily injury,” Harper’s civil complaint said.
In the video, a trooper approaches Harper’s overturned car and, as he rescues her from the wreckage, asks: “Why didn’t you stop?”
“Because I don’t feel safe,” she replied.
“Finally, you end up here,” replied the cavalryman. “Lady must retreat.”
Arkansas Driver’s License Guide Claims Motorists “Go to the nearest/safest point from the lane” when the police wear a sweatshirt.
in the emergency room that night One doctor told Harper, who was two months pregnant, that the fetal heartbeat could not be detected. And she believed the baby had died, Norwood said.
But the examination by her OB-GYN the next morning caused her heart to beat faster, and Harper’s daughter was born in February.
In addition to driving fast Harper was also charged with refusing to surrender to the ambulance. which carries a maximum fine of $400
A spokeswoman for the Arkansas State Police declined comment on the lawsuit and the July 9 incident.