HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV)-- Harrisonburg officers in an unpredictable situation said they have to of course remain calm and they often bring another person along for a stop to have backup.
According to court documents, Suzanne Terschueren has five charges, including: attempted capital murder, stalking, and DWI.
In Terschueren's case, police said she was drunk and drove away from police in Hillmont Circle in June.
Police said they followed her and stopped her at the intersection of Port Republic Road and Stone Spring road in Rockingham County.
While driving, she hit an officer with her car.
Kenny Puffenbarger, an officer with the Harrisonburg Police Department, who deals with many traffic violations, has had to dodge cars before, because of drivers who were drinking.
"I happened to see lights coming out of the corner of my eye. I had to jump on the hood of the cruiser to keep from the vehicle hitting me. We initiated the stop on the vehicle and the driver was intoxicated," said Puffenbarger.
Terschueren's hearing is at 1 p.m. on July 3 in Harrisonburg Rockingham County General District Court.
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