Woman arrested after allegedly hitting vehicle, crashing into patrol car with baby on board

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A woman was arrested after leaving the scene of a hit-and-run, allegedly running a stop sign and then crashing into a police vehicle with a two-month-old baby and 17-year-old in the back seat the entire time.

Officials say it all started near S.W. 61st and Pennsylvania Ave. on Thursday evening.

“A female ran into another vehicle in southwest Oklahoma City,” MSgt. Gary Knight, with the Oklahoma City Police Department, said.

However, it didn’t end there.

Investigators allege that 20-year-old Janisha Harris kept driving after hitting that first vehicle.

“What makes it interesting is her 17-year-old sister, obviously a juvenile, was in the car and her 2-month-old nephew was in the car,” Knight said.

According to the police report, the driver of the other vehicle followed Harris as she fled the scene.

He told police she drove north on Kentucky at a high rate of speed and then attempted to make a right-hand turn on S.W. 59th. That’s where she ran into a police vehicle.

“She ran right into a police car at the intersection of S.W. 59th and Kentucky. She was taken into custody at that point,” Knight said.

The report also noted that is was raining heavily that night and the roads were slick.

“Both officers ended up going to the hospital. They had minor injuries,” Knight said.

Harris was booked into jail on a child neglect complaint.

Thankfully, both the teen and the baby were not hurt.

“Obviously, a very upsetting thing for people there on the scene as there’s a 2-month-old child in the vehicle,” Knight said.

Harris told police she left the scene of the hit-and-run because she didn’t have her driver’s license with her.

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