NORFOLK, VA. (THECOUNT) — Terrie Lynn Wilkins has been identified as the suspect arrested after an I-64 DUI crash injured a Virginia State Police officer who was conducting a routine traffic stop, according to reports.
Reports say, Trooper K.S. Kerr was conducting a routine traffic stop on a 2006 Land Rover for speeding on I-64, east of Ballentine Boulevard, when Wilkins’ Cadillac exited the roadway and struck the officer and another vehicle Wednesday night.
According to Virginia State Police Communications, the call came in at around 10:45 p.m. on Wednesday regarding a trooper requesting EMS during a traffic stop. After speaking to the driver, the trooper was inside his vehicle, positioned on the right shoulder with emergency lights activated, to fill out paperwork when a 2009 Cadillac ran off the roadway and struck the trooper’s vehicle and the Rover, reports WAVY on Thursday.
Wilkins suffered minor injuries and was sent to Norfolk General. She was later taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence, possession of marijuana, reckless driving, and failure to maintain proper control of a vehicle.
The driver of the Land Rover did not suffer injuries during the incident.
Trooper K.S. Kerr was transported to Norfolk General Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
According to public records, Wilkins is the owner of “Totally Beautiful,” A beauty supply store located in the Virginia area.
Geo quick facts: Norfolk is a waterfront city in southeastern Virginia. It’s home to Naval Station Norfolk, a massive naval base on Chesapeake Bay. Nauticus is a maritime museum that features the Battleship Wisconsin, a huge WWII warship. The Chrysler Museum of Art showcases a vast collection of glass art, plus European and American paintings and sculpture. The riverside Virginia Zoo is home to bears, birds, lions and farm animals – wikipedia.