A fleeing suspect who struck an officer with her car and later tried to ram her way through police lines injured two police officers in San Jose tonight, a police spokesman said. The chase began at about 5:30 p.m. when officers in the department’s Special Operations Metro Unit attempted to pull over a vehicle for a code violation on Story Road, police Sgt. Jason Dwyer said.
The woman failed to yield to the officers, and tried to get away. One of the officers was standing at the road, and tried to tell the woman to stop her car, but she continued trying to flee. The officer attempted to use a Taser on her but was unsuccessful. The woman then hit the officer with her car, knocking him to the ground and injuring his knee. She fled, and was located a short time later driving on Story Road. She fled again and after a brief chase police used their vehicles to box her in near the intersection of Galveston Avenue and Warfield Way. The woman did not give up, and started ramming police cars trying to break through the enclosure.
An officer’s back was injured while she was ramming the patrol cars. That officer was transported to a hospital by ambulance. Eventually the woman was removed from the car and taken into custody. She was taken to a hospital to be treated for unknown injuries and for evaluation. Dwyer said she will be booked into jail on suspicion of at least two counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, a felony count of fleeing a peace officer in a vehicle, violation of probation and driving with a suspended license.
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