ORISKA, N.D. — A Jamestown woman could face felony charges after allegedly dragging a North Dakota Highway Patrol trooper with a stolen car as the trooper tried to arrest her.
Authorities received a report Monday morning, July 26, of a tan Buick LaSabre with no registration information driving recklessly on Interstate 94 near Tower City, according to a report from the highway patrol.
Shortly before 7:30 a.m., a trooper found the car parked about 3 miles west of Tower City at the Oriska rest area, with the driver passed out inside.
The trooper woke the driver up and placed her under arrest after seeing signs she was under the influence of methamphetamine, according to the release. But when the trooper attempted to remove the woman from the vehicle, she went into reverse, dragging the trooper. When the trooper managed to get back into the car and put it into park, the driver then attempted to disarm the trooper.
Two good Samaritans helped the trooper get the woman out of the car. The Buick was found to be stolen from Clay County, Minn., on July 5, according to the patrol
The highway patrol identified the driver as 35-year-old Amanda Leavy. A Barnes County ambulance took Leavy to a Mercy Hospital in Valley City where she was treated for minor injuries before being brought to the Stutsman County Jail.
Leavy is being held for felonies including attempting to disarm a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, aggravated assault, possession of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of methamphetamine paraphernalia. She's also facing misdemeanors for driving under the influence, driving under suspension, false information and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.