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Woman struck officer with car while fleeing Greek Town traffic stop: police

A woman and her passenger are accused of hitting a police officer with a vehicle as they fled a traffic stop Tuesday in Greek Town on the Near West Side.

Lashanda Southall, 29, of Dekalb, is charged with a felony count of aggravated battery of an officer, a felony count of aggravated fleeing and several traffic citations, Chicago police said.

Her passenger, Arsenio Harden, faces a felony charge of escaping from a police officer by a felon, police said. Harden, 30, of Lawndale, was ordered held on a $150,000 bail.

During the attempt to flee, Southhall allegedly backed up the vehicle in the 200 block of South Halsted and hit the officer, a garbage can and a pole, police said.