RPD: Woman hits 2 police cars after fleeing traffic stop

May 16, 2019 07:14 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A woman is in custody after police say she fled during a traffic stop and hit two police cars early Thursday morning.

Officers pulled the 35-year-old Rochester woman over on Saxton Street around 1:20 a.m. and discovered there was a warrant out for her arrest, according to the Rochester Police Department.

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When officers tried to take her into custody, the woman allegedly backed out of the driveway she parked in, hitting two police cars. Police say she then took off, almost hitting officers. 

Police chased her around the block before she stopped back at the spot on Saxton Street where she was first pulled over, according to investigators.

The woman was arrested on the warrant, but police say more charges are expected.

One officer was taken to the hospital with a minor injury.


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