Upset woman jumps from moving car on Hwy 90, driver charged

Chasity Murphy. Image source: Long Beach Police Department.
Chasity Murphy. Image source: Long Beach Police Department.

LONG BEACH, MS (WLOX) - Long Beach police said an 18-year-old woman was seriously injured after jumping out of a moving car on Highway 90 Tuesday at around 6:30 p.m.

According to Long Beach Police Chief Wayne McDowell, the victim told police she did it because she was upset that the driver 22-year-old Chasity Murphy of Gulfport was driving too fast.

Police learned of the incident after a witness told police a vehicle opened and a woman fell out on Highway 90 and Lange Avenue in Long Beach. The driver reportedly continued driving west bound on Highway 90 without stopping, McDowell added.

McDowell said the passenger and the driver were in a 2005 blue Nissan, four-door sedan.

He said the passenger had serious injuries and was transported to Memorial Hospital in Gulfport for treatment. She reportedly suffered a facial fracture, bruising and cuts all throughout her body.

Shortly after the report was made by a witness, police located Murphy in her car a couple of blocks away from the scene.

McDowell said Murphy was arrested and charged with misdemeanor charges of: DUI other substance, simple possession of marijuana, and leaving the scene of an accident with bodily injury. Murphy's charges may be upgraded to a felony depending on the extent of the woman's injuries, McDowell said.
McDowell said Murphy's bond was set at $2,677 pending further court action. She was being held at the Long Beach Police Department, but has bonded out.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Long Beach Police Department (228)865-1981.

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