(UPDATE 9:42 p.m. 1/7/22): Thomasville Police have identified the driver as Tamika L. Woods. Woods is charged with second-degree assault, attempt to elude and obstructing governmental operations.


THOMASVILLE, Ala. (WKRG) — Two Thomasville Police officers were almost run over after the driver of a car sped away from officers during a traffic stop Friday.

The incident happened after police say the driver refused to stop initially for officers. When the driver stopped and officers approached the vehicle, they found a woman and her 17-year-old son in the vehicle. Police tell WKRG News 5 the woman, who was driving the vehicle, refused to provide identification. During the stop officers noticed a paper tag on the vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle tried to flee from officers when they started to question the 17-year-old passenger. The 17-year-old began to pull an officer into the vehicle while his mother hit the gas, briefly dragging the officers along the ground, according to officers.

Both officers only received only minor injuries, but one was taken to a hospital and treated for scrapes and bruises, according to the Thomasville Police Department.

The driver and passenger in the vehicle have been identified and warrants were served.

The two suspects were last seen traveling into Marengo County before officers decided to call off the chase.