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A Roanoke Rapids woman who nearly collided head-on with a Roanoke Rapids police officer will appear in district court on April 19 after being charged with DWI and other offenses Friday morning.

Chief Shane Guyant said 26-year-old Jamecea Jackson was traveling on Old Farm Road when she crossed into the lane of Lieutenant M. Huncsucker and almost collided head-on with his patrol vehicle.

Hunsucker attempted to conduct a vehicle stop near Becker Drive but Jackson continued driving into a business parking lot where officers blocked any further escape.

Officers approaching Jackson noticed an overwhelming odor of alcohol coming from her.  

Jackson refused to listen and cooperate with the officer’s instructions during tests for impairment and pulled away and twice kicked Hunsucker before being secured in his vehicle.

At the police department Jackson refused to provide a breath sample and a search warrant was requested and executed for a blood sample.

Police seized and impounded Jackson’s vehicle per the state’s flee to elude law.

Jackson was charged with felony flee to elude due to the aggravating factors of gross impairment and reckless and negligent disregard for others. She was also charged with DWI, assault on a government official, resist, delay, and obstruct, driving with a revoked registration plate, and no insurance.  

Jackson was initially placed in the Halifax County Detention Center under a $3,000 bond but is no longer in custody, according to jail records.