A 57-year-old Charlotte, N.C. woman was cited with reckless driving after police said she rammed into an Horry County firetruck after she struck a Coastal Carolina University police officer, according to Conway police report.
Sinksar Bahru Solomon was arrested after Conway police were called about 3 p.m. to Founders Drive and S.C. 544 near CCU for a report of reckless driving, police said.
Horry County dispatch told Conway police CCU authorities were requesting they arrive as soon as possible because Solomon was becoming irate and combative, according to the report.
Arriving Conway police spoke with a CCU officer who said that a white Pontiac Sunfire struck an Horry County firetruck on Founders Drive. The driver then got out of the car and hit the CCU officer in the chest with her fist after he asked her for identification, the report states.
A witness told Conway police that Solomon was traveling down S.C. 544 toward Surfside Beach, and said once she got to the intersection of Founders Drive and S.C. 544 she turned left and parked the vehicle in same spot where police found the car when they arrived.
He stated she started speaking with a female firefighter and told the firefighter “I’m sick of police harassing me,” according to the report. He said the firefighter then replied “I’m a firefighter ma’am.”
He told Conway police the woman then got back into her vehicle, put it in reverse, and stopped in the middle of the intersection, the report states.
Firefighters then exited the truck, he told authorities. Next, the woman started screaming profanities, put her car in drive, and started moving her car in the firefighter’s direction, according to police.
The witness told police the woman missed the firefighter and hit the fire truck head on, damaging both her own car and the firetruck.
She then got out of her vehicle again and continued to scream and shout profanities at the firefighter, the witness said.
Conway police said Solomon passed a field sobriety test. Handcuffs were placed on her and she was placed in the backseat of a police vehicle. She was asked to sign a waiver stating she didn’t want EMS, but then told EMS she did want their services.
She was then put onto a stretcher and secured with handcuffs and a set of leg irons, police said. She was taken to Conway Medical Center by EMS and a CCU officer rode with her in the ambulance.
She was evaluated and cleared by the hospital, but was kept there so hospital staff could evaluate her further, according to the report, and she has not been taken to the J. Reuben Long Detention Center.