Auburn Hills, Michigan police released dashcam video this week involving a traffic stop around 2 a.m. October 23 that shows a policeman being run over by a car driven by a woman resisting and then fleeing arrest for a misdemeanor offense of driving on a suspended license. The woman now faces several felony charges and is being held on $75,000 bond after being arrested at her home later that morning.
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The video shows the result of kinder gentler policing where someone resisting arrest is treated with minimal force thereby allowing the the perp to get back in her car and run over the officer.
Breianna Smart at arraignment, screen image via WXYZ-TV.
Auburn police released a statement on the arrest.
Breianna Rochelle Smart, 22 years old of Auburn Hills was arrested without incident at 10:45 am as a result of resisting arrest and striking an officer with her vehicle on October 23, 2015 at 2:03 am.
Smart was charged by the Oakland County Prosecutors Office with:
Fleeing and Eluding a Police Officer 3rd degree is a felony punishable by 5 years in prison and/or
Assaulting/Resisting/Obstructing an Officer Causing Injury is a Felony punishable by 4 years in prison
and/or $5,000.00 fine.
Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Felonious Assault) is a felony punishable by 4 years in prison and/or
Driving While License Suspended/Revoked/Denied is a misdemeanor punishable by 93 days in jail and/or
Smart was arraigned at the 52-3rd District Court before Judge Lisa L. Asadoorian. A plea of not guilty was
entered on Smarts behalf and bond was set at $75,000 cash/surety. A probable cause conference was set for
November 2, 2015 at 1:15 pm before Judge Nancy Tolwin Carniak. Smart was lodged at the Oakland County Jail.
On October 23, 2015, at approximately 2:03 am, an Auburn Hills Police Officer made a traffic stop on a vehicle
near Opdyke Road and Pontiac Road. The officer placed Smart under arrest. Smart fought with the officer and
was able to get back into her vehicle. Smart then backed her vehicle up striking the officer and the officer’s patrol car. Smart then fled the scene in her vehicle. Smart’s vehicle was located a short distance away in a hotel parking lot where we believe she was picked up.
The 37-year-old officer with 4 years of service sustained non-life threatening injuries from the incident. He was
transported to McLaren Oakland Hospital where he was treated for his injuries and released.”