Rio Vista woman shot, arrested after allegedly trying to run over officers
Rio Vista police arrested a woman early Saturday morning after she allegedly tried to run officers over with her vehicle.
According to the Suisun City Patch, police attempted to stop Elizabeth Collinge, 69, at about 12:40 a.m., after she allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign at the corner of Second and Main Streets, said Solano County Sheriff’s Lt. Gary Faulkner.
According to the Suisun City Patch, Collinge initially stopped, but then backed her pickup truck into a marked police vehicle that was behind her before fleeing in her vehicle west on Montezuma Hills Road.
Officers from Rio Vista Police Department and Solano County Sheriff began pursuit of Collinge, who, again, stopped in the Collinsville Day Use Area parking lot of Collinsville Road. She exited her truck, but then got back inside of it and allegedly tried to drive through a marked Sheriff’s patrol car and Rio Vista police car that was blocking her path.
Officers ran for safety and opened fire, Faulkner said. Collinge drove into a dirt embankment a short distance later and was taken into custody. She appears to have suffered at least two gunshot wounds and was taken to John Muir Medical Center for treatment, but was released and arrested a few hours later.
Collinge was charged with suspicion of three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, three counts of felony battery on a peace officer, felony evading a police vehicle and delaying or obstructing police officers.
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