DENVER, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – A deputy was injured when a speeding woman hit him after a ‘fight’ between her and another person in the middle of a Lincoln County road Monday night, according to the sheriff’s office.

Kara Johnson, 25, of Denver, was taken into custody and charged with attempted murder.

Kara Johnson, windshield of her vehicle (Courtesy: LCSO)

Deputies said the incident happened on Highway 73 near the Highway 16 intersection. Deputy C. Camp, the officer injured, was traveling Highway 73 in Denver when he saw the two females ‘fighting in the middle of the road.’

During that altercation, officials said Johnson got in a car and sped away, striking Camp. She’s then accused of returning to the scene and attempting to strike the officer again.

Authorities said that Camp sustained severe scalp lacerations and was taken to the hospital in Charlotte. He was treated and released.