Phoenix-area police say woman tried to run over officer

Feb 22, 2017, 7:45 AM | Updated: 8:31 am
(Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Photo)
(Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Photo)

PHOENIX — Police in a Phoenix suburb said a woman tried to run down an officer during a traffic stop this week.

Enriqutta Martha Herrera, 33, of Queen Creek, was charged with suspicion of aggravated assault and unlawful flight in Chandler. Police paperwork reported Herrera had been speeding near Arizona Avenue and Chandler Heights Road on Monday around 2 p.m.

An officer had tried to pull Herrera over, but she kept driving until she reached a red light down the road. The officer in pursuit caught up to her, got out of his car and began to give her orders but she rolled up her windows and ignored him.

Police said she backed her car into the patrol vehicle then began speeding toward the officer, who jumped out of the way and hit the ground. Herrera drove away, but by then other police had arrived and chased her until she reached Higley Road.

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office deputies spotted the car near Riggs and Power roads, where it had stalled. Herrera was then arrested.

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