The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office is contemplating on charging a woman with attempted murder after police allege she deliberately ran her vehicle into an officer’s car [Source: WILX]. The incident occurred back in January during the late morning hours at Old 27 and Jason Road. Police say the 33-year-old woman was driving a minivan at the time and led police on a chase from Laingsburg into Clinton County as she was “trying to escape because of her criminal record.”

Officers say the woman then rammed her van into the officer’s cruiser which resulted in both drivers having to be hospitalized.  While DeWitt police were initially heading the investigation, the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office has announced they were taking over. Clinton County Sheriff Larry Jerue had this to say regarding the incident, “We have evidence to believe that this was a deliberate act on the perpetrator’s part to run head-on into that vehicle and this afternoon (Thursday) we are submitting a report to the prosecuting attorney’s office along with requests for multiple charges including that of attempted murder.”

Officials also said they are requesting that the woman be charged with attempted murder as they claim she admitted to trying to kill herself by crashing into the officer’s vehicle.

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