Woman faces multiple charges after sideswiping, fleeing sheriff’s deputy

Woman faces multiple charges after sideswiping, fleeing sheriff’s deputy
Collins is facing multiple charges after sideswiping a sheriff's deputy Wednesday, authorities say. (Source: Hinds County Sheriff's Department)

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - A woman has been arrested after hitting a Hinds County deputy and fleeing the scene, authorities say.

Natasha Collins, 44, of Jackson, is being held at the Raymond Detention Center, after being arrested on the interstate.

According to Hinds County Cpt. Tyree Jones, Collins sideswiped a deputy’s vehicle near downtown Jackson, then fled the scene, where she was later stopped on I-55 North near Lakeland Drive.

She was not being pulled over at the time of the sideswipe. The deputy pursued the suspect after the accident, he said.

After being stopped, the woman slowed down, put her vehicle in reverse, and back into the officer’s vehicle again, Jones said.

The driver had a small amount of marijuana and cocaine in her vehicle, Jones said.

Collins is facing multiple charges, including felony fleeing, assault on a law enforcement officer, destroying property and possession of marijuana, and possession of cocaine, Jones said. She also is being charged with DUI and with violating traffic ordinances, according to the Hinds County inmate search page.

She was expected to appear before a Hinds County judge on Thursday.

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