LR City Director Injured after Suspect Jumps in Car

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A member of the Little Rock City Board has been slightly injured after a suspect jumped into her car.

The Little Rock Police Department (LRPD) says City Director Doris Jones Wright was shaken after wrecking her vehicle in the Tuesday afternoon incident and is recovering in the hospital. 

It happened around 1:15 p.m. near 15th & Battery.

 Investigators say Wright was driving her Volkswagen convertible with the top down on Battery St. near 15th St. when the suspect jumped into her car. 

A witness told us he saw her swerve and hit a tree before the car flipped at least three times. 

Neighbors who ran over to help say moments before this happened they saw the suspect try to carjack a family at the nearby park. They say the husband had him in a headlock, but he got away and that's when he jumped into Wright's vehicle.

Police say they are talking to the suspect and are working on any possible charges.

Wright is the City Director for Ward 6 and has served since 2006. 

She served as the first female African American Vice-Mayor of the City of Little Rock from 2012-2014.

She is a past president of the John Barrow Neighborhood Association.

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