Police were working a traffic stop for a minor traffic violation about 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 7, 2020, in the block of 10500 South State Street when another motorist pulled up in her SUV and told police officers that she knew the man involved in the traffic stop and demanded that police release him.
Chicago police say the officers told 30 year-old Dawn Moore to leave because she was blocking a traffic. A video captured how the incident unfolded, and was posted on Twitter (@chicagostreetn1).
The video shows that the driver drove her black 2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon into the parkway, endangering pedestrians on the sidewalk. The driver re-entered the street, went off the street again, re-entered the street a second time and made a U-Turn behind a police SUV. She then rammed the police SUV from behind. A police officer getting out of the SUV was knocked to the ground. Next, she struck a second police SUV head-on that was parked directly behind a blue car. Next, she struck a police transport van that was parked perpendicularly in the street to block traffic. She then put the Jeep Wrangler in reverse, and fled the scene. Three police officers were injured with injuries that were initially believed to be non-life-threatening, and a total of three police vehicles were damaged.
— chicagostreetnewz (@chicagostreetn1) October 7, 2020
Moore, who lives on Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood was arrested later Wednesday afternoon in the block of 5700 South Elizabeth Street in Chicago. She was charged with three felonies: aggravated assault, aggravated battery and criminal damage to property on Thursday, October 8, 2020. She was also ordered held on $250,000 bond Thursday, October 8, 2020.
Prosecutors told Cook County Circuit Judge Arthur Wesley Willis that after police officers told Moore to move on, she sideswiped a police vehicle, tried to run over an officer, and rammed two other police vehicles.
Prosecutors alleged Moore intentionally tried to hurt the officers. Moore’s court-appointed attorney said she had ‘significant mental health diagnoses.’
Judge Arthur Wesley Willis said he was concerned she would be a danger to the public until receiving treatment, and refused to release Moore with electronic monitoring.
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