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ATLANTIC COUNTY, N.J. (CBS) – Two people have been arrested in South Jersey after authorities say a driver All Postsstruck an officer’s vehicle and then fled the scene.
It happened on Thursday around 9 a.m. when a Hamilton Township police officer was stopped at a traffic light on Route 50 near the Route 322 overpass.
Police say 25-year-old Damon Zeak was traveling in a 2002 red PT Cruiser when he allegedly struck the officer’s vehicle from behind and then fled down the Route 322 off-ramp.
Police say Zeak refused to pull over for a short time before his vehicle became disabled.
Zeak and his passenger, 19-year-old Elizabeth Workman, both tried to flee again on foot before they were apprehended.
Zeak is being charged with eluding police, resisting arrest, aggravated assault on police and a slew of other charges.
Workman is charged with eluding police and possession of a hypodermic needle.
The officer and his K-9 partner both suffered minor injuries in the incident.