A woman from Montgomery County wanted for stealing a car in Pennsylvania was identified Monday as the driver who lost control of a vehicle Saturday and crashed into a Baltimore County police car, injuring an officer, police say.
Baltimore County police said they arrested Jumana Abdel-Hamid Alhamarneh, 33, of Chevy Chase, on a fugitive warrant and that authorities in Pennsylvania are pursuing vehicle theft charges.
The collision occurred around 12 a.m. Saturday.
Police said an officer had been sitting in his patrol car looking out for drunk drivers as part of DUI enforcement in the 8400 block of Pulaski Highway when a 2007 Lincoln Town Car crashed into the cruiser.
Pennsylvania State Police were investigating a stolen vehicle when Alhamarneh crashed into the Baltimore County police car. County police said Alhamarneh had stayed briefly with someone in Pennsylvania before stealing their Lincoln.
After the crash, police said the officer was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center with injuries that were not life-threatening and has since been released.
Alhamarneh was arrested and also taken to an area hospital. She is expected to survive her injuries.