A 17-year-old Commerce Township girl was arraigned on Tuesday, Oct. 18 on charges that included resisting arrest and causing injury to a police officer after allegedly attempting to strike Oakland County Sheriff’s Department deputies with a vehicle.
Causing injury to a police officer is a 4-year felony, while resisting and obstructing arrest is a 2-year felony. The suspect is also charged with reckless driving.
The girl was allegedly acting as the getaway driver for two male suspects who had allegedly stolen several bottles of alcohol from the Meijer store on Haggerty Road in Commerce Township.
Deputies were able to locate one of the suspects in the area, while the other was reportedly located in the car driven by the girl.
When fleeing the scene, the girl allegedly attempted to strike deputies with her car. When deputies were able to stop her car, she fled on foot.
One of the deputies fell during the foot pursuit and dislocated his shoulder.
The girl was taken to Oakland County Jail. One of the male suspects, an 18-year-old Commerce resident, was also taken into custody, while the other suspect, a 17-year-old from Walled Lake, was cited for retail fraud and released.