A Miami woman was charged with attempted first-degree murder on a law enforcement officer after she allegedly tried to hit a police officer with a stolen car early Friday, authorities said.
Patricia Danielle Woodard, 23, also faces charges of fleeing and eluding police, resisting arrest without violence, possession of cocaine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Officer George A. Guillen, a two-year member of the Police Department, was treated for minor injuries at Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Unit.
Police said the incident started at 2:28 a.m., when officers tried to stop a gold Nissan Maxima that appeared to have been stolen from the Miami Gardens area.
The driver attempted to flee, but officers followed it to the intersection of Northwest 7th Avenue and Northwest 23 Street, where the driver lost control.
Police parked their marked patrol cars around the Nissan and ordered the driver to get out, police spokesman Officer Jeffrey Giordano said.
Woodward, the driver, refused and put the vehicle in reverse, pinning Guillen against his cruiser, Giordano said.
Woodward continued to try to get away, and hit another police vehicle, officers said.
She eventually got out of the car and tried to run away, but officers caught her, Giordano said.
A passenger, Alfred Leroy Robinson, 39, of Miami Beach, was charged with trespass in a conveyance and resisting arrest without violence.