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Derry woman faces charges after nearly hitting Salem police officers

SALEM – A Derry woman is being jailed on charges that she tried to strike a Salem police cruiser with her car, and nearly hit two officers on foot who tried to stop her flight from a traffic stop, police said.

Amanda Warren, 27, is being held on $50,000 cash bail following her arraignment on Wednesday in 10th Circuit Court, Salem Division.

She faces three felony counts of reckless conduct, and five misdemeanors. Police said an officer spotted a driver behind the wheel of a 2004 Saturn Ion operating recklessly on Cluff Road at about 6:17 p.m.

The female driver refused to pull over for police, and eluded police on several streets before attempting to strike a Salem police cruiser head-on while driving on Lawrence Road, police said.

The woman turned onto Lake Street, where she turned her car toward one officer as he was de

The female driver refused to pull over for police, assaid police, and eluded them on several streets before allegedly attempting to strike a Salem police cruiser head-on while driving on Lawrence Road, police said.

The woman turned onto Lake Street, where she allegedly turned her car toward one officer as he was deploying tire-deflation devices called “stop sticks,” police said.

Warren’s car hit the stop sticks, deflating her tires, but police said she then turned her car at two officers who were outside of their vehicle, nearly hitting them.

Warren kept driving into Windham and Derry before turning down a dead end road in Windham, police said. She was apprehended after a short struggle, police said.

Warren is being held at the Rockingham County jail in Brentwood until her probable cause hearing, unless she can post bail.

Each of the felony reckless conduct charges are Class B felonies, punishable by up to 3½ to 7 years in state prison. The remaining five charges are misdemeanor counts of aggravated drunken driving, resisting arrest, reckless operation, operating after suspension and disobeying a police officer.

Her probable cause hearing will be held in 10th Circuit Court, Salem Division where she can elect to hear evidence that led to her arrest.

jkimble@newstote.com


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