Woman charged in Wilmington hit-and-run involving multiple police cars


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Rocky Point woman faces charges after allegedly hitting not one, but two police cars Thursday morning during a chase in Wilmington.

It happened just before 8:45 a.m. near the Market St. overpass.

- Advertisement -

Police spokeswoman Jennifer Dandron says Traneeta Shonta Lloyd, 38, hit a vehicle at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway and North College Road, but did not stop.

Dandron says a Carolina Beach police officer spotted the suspect and provided updates on her location until Wilmington Police arrived on scene.

Wilmington Police spotted the suspect’s truck in the Costco parking lot.

Dandron says Lloyd failed to yield and side-swiped a WPD vehicle.

Officers chased Lloyd, who was driving south on College Road. Lloyd stopped on the overpass, but refused to get out of her car.

Lloyd then allegedly rammed her truck into a Carolina Beach police car.

An officer was also injured while getting Lloyd out of her vehicle. EMS transported the officer to New Hanover Regional, where he was treated for minor injuries.

Lloyd is in jail under a $41,000 bond. She is charged with assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, resisting/delaying/obstructing public officers, speeding to elude arrests with aggravating factors and driving while impaired.

A portion of South College Road was temporarily closed during the investigation.