Woman hits husband with vehicle on MLK Expressway

Andrea A. Burgess. (Credit: Portsmouth Police Department).

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A woman was arrested Monday morning following a domestic incident on the VA-164 MLK Expressway in Portsmouth.

Virginia State Police received a call around 10:30 a.m. that someone had passed out on the I-264 East ramp.

Andrea A. Burgess. (Credit: Portsmouth Police Department).

State police Sgt. Michelle Anaya says the husband and wife were traveling in the area when the two got into a domestic situation.

Anaya says the husband, Nigel Lashone Burgess, was driving the 2008 Chevy Impala, pulled over and got out of the car. His wife, Andrea Akeisha Burgess, tried to drive away from the scene, and hit Nigel with the side view mirror.

He then jumped over the jersey wall to avoid being hit again, and suffered minor injuries.

VDOT says the entrance ramp to Interstate 264 East was blocked, along with the High Street entrance to the expressway. A detour was put in place.

Pictures from WAVY’s Jason Marks showed emergency crews at the scene Monday morning. Police could be seen on VDOT’s traffic cams blocking the High Street entrance for a brief period of time.

Anaya says Andrea Burgess was arrested and taken to Portsmouth City Jail. She was charged with malicious wounding and received no bond.

Nigel Burgess was charged with assault and battery and remains at the hospital.

WAVY.com is working to learn more about this incident. Stay tuned for updates.