HENDERSON COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – On Feb. 16, a woman was arrested while attempting to run away from officers on a highway, according to Coffee City officials.
The Coffee City Police Department said they responded to a report of a woman walking on the center median of the bridge on SH 155.
Lesa Phillips was identified as the woman and when officials arrived, Phillips was allegedly uncooperative and attempted to walk onto the southbound lanes during rush hour traffic.
According to a release, officers were able to get a hold of Phillips right before she was struck by a vehicle clocked going 70 mph. Phillips continued to resist and allegedly kicked one of the officers trying to detain her.
Once detained, Phillips allegedly attempted to kick out the windows of the unit transporting her to the Henderson County Jail.
Phillips was booked and charged with felony assault of a peace officer, resisting arrest, search or transport, public intoxication, failure to identify and walking on a highway with traffic.
She remains in Henderson County Jail as she awaits arraignment.