(Delmarvanow.com) -- Two people were charged after a traffic stop Saturday night in which a Northampton County deputy was injured.
Two units from the Exmore Police Department tried to stop a vehicle driven by Brenda Flores, 21, of Passaic, New Jersey, at around 11:35 p.m. on Feb. 24, according to Northampton County Sheriff David Doughty.
Flores failed to stop and continued south on Route 13, where officers eventually stopped the vehicle just south of Franktown Road, the sheriff said.
Northampton Deputy Roger Pike arrived on the scene at 11:40 p.m. to assist the Exmore officers.
As he was exiting his patrol car, another vehicle, driven by Robert L. Giddens, 42, of Exmore, struck Pike's car on the rear driver's side.
Both vehicles sustained moderate to heavy damage, Doughty said.
Pike was taken to Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released.
Giddens has been charged with two counts of failing to yield the right-of-way to a stationary emergency vehicle.
Flores was charged with felony eluding law enforcement and reckless driving. She is being held with bond denied at the Eastern Shore Regional Jail.
Virginia law says drivers must yield the right-of-way to emergency vehicles that are stopped with flashing lights activated, by making a lane change with due regard for safety and traffic conditions, or proceeding with due caution and maintaining a safe speed if changing lanes would be unsafe or unreasonable.