Lewiston Police Arrest a Woman After She Struck Two Police Vehicles While Fleeing

Lewiston Police Arrest a Woman After She Struck Two Police Vehicles While Fleeing

On January 5 at around 6 p.m, Lewiston Police were sent to the 1000 block of Airway Avenue for a woman acting erratic. As officer's were arriving in the area, witnesses said the woman left in a Subaru Outback, driving recklessly; almost striking a pedestrian.

As officers were trying to locate the woman, a second person called 911 to report a vehicle driving recklessly, tailgating people, and driving into the on coming lane of travel in the area of 11th Street and Powers Avenue. A police officer located this vehicle and determined it was the woman from the previous call. 

The officer witnessed the woman driving erratically and tried to pull her over. The woman failed to stop for the officer. The woman began to drive into the oncoming lanes of travel while in the Orchards. While officers were trying to stop her vehicle, she deliberately crashed into two separate Lewiston Police vehicles in the 900 block of Grelle Drive.

Officers pursued the vehicle back to a residence in the 1000 block of Airway where she finally stopped for police. Speeds reached between 35 and 40 mph. The woman 59 year old Lewiston resident Karen Goodner, resisting officers during her arrest. She was incarcerated in the Nez Perce County Jail and charged with three counts of aggravated battery, one count of aggravated assault, felony eluding and resisting arrest.

The Idaho State Police were called to investigate the collisions involving the Lewiston Police vehicles. Further chargers may be added. No one was injured and no other property was reported to be damaged.

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