MARYLAND STATE POLICE BEAT: Hit and run Denai Holly gave an officer a jolly ride down the interstate on her hood as he hung on for dear life and called for help

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MARYLAND STATE POLICE BEAT: Hit and run Denai Holly gave an officer a jolly ride down the interstate on her hood as he hung on for dear life and called for help

ROCKVILLE, MD – A suspect in a hit and run crash in Montgomery County has been arrested by Maryland State Police after striking an off-duty Montgomery County officer on Dec. 3, 2018.

The accused is identified as Denai Chanteil Holly, 25, of 3101 Pennsylvania Ave. S.E. #302, Washington, DC. She picked up a half dozen various traffic citations as well as felony criminal charges. Holly also has an address at 5340 C St. Apt. 101, S.E. Washington, D.C.

The victim is identified as Officer Christopher Jordan, of the Montgomery County Police Department. He was examined by Rockville EMS but reported no injuries.

Shortly before 8:00 a.m. Dec. 3, 2018, Officer Jordan of the Montgomery County Police Department witnessed a hit-and-run collision that occurred southbound on Interstate 270 at Shady Grove Road. A silver Chevy Impala struck another vehicle and attempted to leave the scene, without stopping to check on the welfare of the other driver nor making any attempt to exchange vehicle information.

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According to the Maryland State Police, Officer Jordan was off-duty and driving his personal vehicle at the time. He used his vehicle in an attempt to keep the suspect vehicle at the scene. The driver, later identified as Holly, failed to stop and accelerated toward Officer Jordan as he exited his vehicle and identified himself as an officer. Simultaneously, Officer Jordan was able to see Holly was the sole occupant of the vehicle. As Holly accelerated toward Officer Jordan, he took evasive action and fell onto the hood of Holly’s vehicle as she continued southbound on Interstate 270.

Holly continued to drive for approximately one mile with Officer Jordan on the hood of her vehicle. While on the hood of Holly’s vehicle, Officer Jordan was able to dispatch information to the Maryland State Police Rockville Barrack, before falling off the hood onto the ground.

A lookout of Holly’s vehicle was forwarded to surrounding agencies by the Maryland State Police Rockville Barrack, as troopers from the barrack and officers from the Rockville City Police Department were responding to the area. Moments later, Holly was located by Rockville officers seated in her vehicle, in the 1400 block of Research Blvd in Rockville. She was arrested by troopers without incident.

Holly can be jolly before a judge on Dec. 21, 2018 when she appears for a preliminary hearing in District Court in Montgomery County. She was charged by Maryland State Police Trooper M. Baum with attempted manslaughter, first and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment.

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