Officer Injured, Woman Charged During DUI Traffic Stop

A woman has been charged with two counts attempted murder in Greenville after officers say she trapped and injured an officer during a DUI traffic stop.

Kayla King, 24, faces these charges along with failure to stop for blue lights, kidnapping, possession of a controlled substance schedule 4, possession of Heroin, possession of a controlled substance schedule 2, simple possession of Marijuana, and interfering with police from the Greenville Police Department after an incident that happened Friday morning.

Police tell us that two officers stopped King on North Pleasantburg Drive at East North Street around 1 a.m., Friday.

Officers say the woman wouldn’t get out of her 2015 Chevrolet coupe, so an officer tried to undo her seatbelt.

That’s when police say she tried to drive off, trapping an officer in the car, the officer was dragged a short distance.

Police tell us the driver crashed and flipped her car.

After the collision, the officer trapped inside the car says King tried to reach for his weapon in his holster, but he was able to push her away, according to Public Information Officer, Johnathan Bragg.

Medics took both the officer and the driver to the hospital.

The officer has been released from the hospital and went home, according to the Greenville Police Department.

South Carolina Highway Patrol are investigating.

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