Driver Allegedly Strikes Officer’s Car At Traffic Light Then Tries To Flee Scene

Driver Allegedly Strikes Officer’s Car At Traffic Light Then Tries To Flee Scene Two people have been arrested in South Jersey after authorities say a driver struck 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 Rt. 50 near the Rt. 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 Rt. 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.



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