Woman faces 27 charges, allegedly struck two police officers with car

June 4, 2013 at 3:03 PM
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MARIETTA, Ga., June 4 (UPI) -- A woman accused of striking two Cobb County, Ga., deputies with her car will face 27 charges, including several felonies, her warrant says.

Candida Rychell Summerlin, 32, of Marietta, Ga., was asked to move her car to a different parking space at a jail visitor's center Friday afternoon, and instead allegedly revved her engine, accelerated and struck a female police lieutenant. She then struck a police sergeant who ordered her to halt, the arrest warrant says.

The impact sent the unidentified lieutenant airborne and left her with a broken leg and other injuries. The police sergeant, identified as "R. Kite," was allegedly struck on the arm and leg by the car, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Tuesday.

A witness, Ernie Johnson, said deputies struggled with the driver, later identified as Summerlin, for several minutes after the incidents.

Summerlin's charges include aggravated assault, aggravated battery, hit and run, interference with government property, criminal damage, obstruction and a variety of traffic offenses.

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