Woman may face charges after attempting to run over officers

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Suspect's name not released

By Linda Ireland

A Buffalo woman may face charges after she allegedly drove a vehicle into a LaRue County constable’s cruiser and attempted to run over two officers.

The woman’s name has not been released by officers as the case remains under investigation.

LaRue County Deputy Brian Smith and Constable Tim Ford responded to a complaint Tuesday, July 24 on College Street in Buffalo. The caller said a “reckless driver” ran through a barn and hit two gates, according to Smith. The driver proceeded to the Buffalo Apartments parking lot and struck another vehicle.

 When the officers arrived at the scene, the woman, who was driving a Kia, was “trying to push a Ford dually out of the way with her car,” Smith said.

The woman refused to cooperate with the officers’ request that she exit the vehicle.

“She didn’t think we were real officers.”

Smith said she tried to run over them and crashed her vehicle into Ford’s car.

“She floored it,” Smith said. “She sat there with smoking tires.”

The officers managed to deflate the tires on the Kia. The woman fought but was eventually placed in Smith’s cruiser, he said.

The woman was checked out by LaRue County EMS. She later admitted herself to Hardin Memorial Hospital, Smith said.

The woman could face charges of wanton endangerment, criminal mischief, fleeing or evading officers, resisting arrest and second-degree assault of a police officer, according to Smith.