Woman wanted for hitting state trooper's car turns herself in
A woman wanted by police for crashing into a state trooper's car before driving off and abandoning her car on Highway 26 turned herself in Wednesday evening, Jan. 1, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
Aubri Jenkins, a 25-year-old from Timber, has been lodged at the Washington County Jail and charged with hitting the vehicle.
On Sunday, Dec. 29, Oregon State Police responded to a report of a woman slumped over behind the wheel of a 1991 Geo Prism near Banks City Hall.
A state trooper located Jenkins in the vehicle on Northwest Main Street, police said. As the state trooper tried to remove Jenkins from the driver's seat of the vehicle, she backed up and nearly ran over the state trooper, police said.
The trooper was reportedly uninjured, but his vehicle suffered minor damage when Jenkins hit its front bumper, according to police. Jenkins reportedly hit another parked vehicle before fleeing north on Highway 47 and west on Highway 26, reaching speeds of 80 mph.
Police said the trooper pursued Jenkins, but he "terminated the pursuit due to her unsafe driving."
Jenkins' car was located in the 58000 block of Sunset Highway, outside the community of Mishawaka along the Nehalem River, but Jenkins was not found after a search of the area, police reported.
Jenkins has previous convictions on her record for theft, methamphetamine possession and identity theft, according to Washington County Circuit Court records. She was arraigned last month for heroin possession in Clackamas County.
Oregon State Police said Jenkins also had an outstanding felony warrant for which she was also wanted.
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