Pontiac woman arrested after officer hit during traffic stop

- Authorities have arrested a woman who they say ran over and escaped from an officer trying to make an arrest during a traffic stop in Auburn Hills.

The officer pulled over the 22-year-old near Opdyke and Pontiac roads around 2:30 a.m. Friday. We're told the officer tried to arrest her for driving with a suspended license but she fought back. We're told she was able to get back into her car. That's when police say she backed up, hit the officer and his patrol car and drove away.

The officer's injuries were not life threatening. He was taken to a hospital and treated, and has since been released.

"We're very lucky that the officer's injuries weren't worse than what they are," says Lt. Jill McDonnell with the Auburn Hills Police Dept. Police are not yet releasing dash cam video that shows how the whole ordeal played out.

The suspect's vehicle was found in a hotel parking lot nearby. Police believe someone picked her up at a nearby gas station. Police are not releasing details about how they got the suspect back into custody, but she was arrested just before 11 a.m. Friday.

What began as a misdemeanor could now have some serious consequences.

"Resisting arrest, it just makes it a higher charge. It's not worth people's safety as well as the officer's safety to resist arrest," says Lt McDonnell. "Cooperating with each other goes a long way."

The officer involved is 37 years old and has been with the department for four years. His name has not been given. 

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