UPDATE: Woman facing string of charges after assaulting, breaking ND Highway Patrol Trooper’s foot, court docs allege
FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - The woman accused of assaulting a North Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper this week is now formally charged.
35-year-old Amanda Leavy of Jamestown, is charged with five felonies including aggravated assault, theft, possession of meth, attempting to disarm an officer and simple assault of an officer. Leavy is also charged with three misdemeanors including false information to police, preventing arrest and refusal of a chemical test.
The incident happened in Oriska, N.D. just after 7:30 a.m. Monday.
Documents say Trooper Skalicky was responding to a report of a reckless driver in a tan Buick LeSabre near Tower City and soon located the vehicle parked at the Oriska Rest Area along the I-94.
Officials say Leavy appeared to be passed out in the vehicle while it was still running and Skalicky noticed signs that Leavy was under the influence of meth. Officials say when the trooper tried to remove Leavy from the car, she put the car in reverse, accelerated and drug the trooper.
Court documents say Trooper Skalicky’s foot is broken.
Officials state Skalicky was able to put the car back in park, but Leavy continued to resist and attempted to disarm him. NDHP says soon after, a group of good Samaritans were able to help pull Leavy out of the car and the trooper placed her under arrest.
Documents say the Buick was stolen from Clay County, Minn., back on July 5th.
Leavy has pleaded not guilty to her three misdemeanor charges. Her next court date has not yet been set.
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