Police said a woman complained of injuries after driving her vehicle over a street sign in an attempt to flee authorities.

An officer observed a broken-down 1997 Buick about 11:50 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Conder Street and Terrace Drive in Killeen.

The officer conducted a traffic stop and spoke with the driver, who misidentified herself, according to an arrest affidavit. The officer later identified her as 37-year-old April Diane Harris. The officer returned to his vehicle to run her license number and determined it was suspended.

While the officer was inside his patrol car, Harris’ vehicle started moving in reverse toward the officer’s car.

Harris said she could not control it and when the officer exited his patrol car to assist Harris, she accelerated and fled the traffic stop, the affidavit stated.

The officer lost sight of Harris, but another officer spotted her at the intersection of Fowler Avenue and South Fourth Street.

Her car drove onto the curb and over a yield sign.

The officer searched the area and found Harris standing behind a bush, the affidavit stated.

She complained of injuries.

Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin arraigned Harris on Friday on a charge of evading arrest with a motor vehicle. Potvin set her bail at $20,000.

In an unrelated incident, Potvin also arraigned Victor Jerome Cozart, 24, on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than 1 gram. Potvin set his bail at $20,000.

Contact Sarah Rafique at srafique@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7549. Follow her on Twitter at KDHreporter.

I'm the education reporter at the Killeen Daily Herald. Follow me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/SarahRafique

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