WINNIPEG - A 42 year-old Winnipeg woman was charged with assaulting a peace officer and driving while impaired as she tried to run down officers as they tried to stop her.
The suspect was first noticed driving her Dodge Caravan erratically at 11:30 pm. on Ellice Avenue. When police followed her, she stopped abruptly and put the van in reverse, forcing the officers to jump out of the way.
One officer then approached the passenger side of the vehicle and repeatedly ordered the driver to stop the vehicle as it continued backing up. The driver then put the vehicle in drive and drove over the foot of the officer and fled at a high rate of speed.
Officers were able to locate the vehicle in the 300 block of Agnes Street and numerous police resources assisted, including Air 1, who located a person attempting to jump a fence in the area. Officers located the person who was identified as the driver of the vehicle. After a brief struggle with the visibly intoxicated woman, she was placed under arrest and taken into custody.
42 year-old Jennifer Lynn Pelletier has been charged with:
Operation of a Conveyance While Impaired to Any Degree by BAC or Drug or a Combination of Both
Within 2 Hours of Ceasing to Operate a Conveyance is Impaired with BAC Equal or Over 80 mgs
Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance
Assault a Peace Officers with a Weapon X2
Resist Peace Officer
Drive Carry Liquor in Vehicle Contrary to the Liquor Control Act
Drive Without a Licence or with Valid Licence
She has been detained at the Winnipeg Remand Centre.