Milwaukee Woman Charged with 5 Felony Counts After Striking Police and Her Mother During Traffic Stop
A Milwaukee woman has been charged with five felony counts after allegedly she slammed into a squad car and sped off.
Kevina Freeman was charged with two counts of first degree recklessly endangering safety, two counts of vehicle operator fleeing traffic officer resulting in bodily harm, and one count of vehicle operator fleeing traffic officer causing damage to property.
The incident occurred on May 15 when two Milwaukee County sheriff's deputies stopped a car for speeding on I-43 near Loomis Road.
The driver's license was suspended so deputies called a tow truck.
Dash cam video showed the passenger out of the car with deputies nearby.
According to the criminal complaint, the driver said she needed to get something out of her vehicle before it was towed. She allegedly said, “I’m never going to get my car back.” She went back into the car through the passenger side and after five minutes she had not exited the vehicle.
All of a sudden, the driver puts the car in reverse, slams into the squad car and speeds off.
The jolt caused one of the deputies to fall and roll into oncoming traffic, while another grabbed and held on to the driver's side door. Meanwhile, the woman’s mother was knocked into the concrete wall, unable to get up from the force.
The situation was immediately radioed in to dispatch.
Deputy: "I'm not injured. A passenger got injured."
Dispatch: "What injuries to the passenger?"
Deputy: "Leg injury. She got smashed into a wall."
Dispatch: "Copy. Conscious and breathing?
Deputy: "Conscious and breathing."
A backup squad car also caught the crash on camera.
Drivers slow down, but some don't even move over, putting a defenseless law enforcement officer in more danger. It's the reason why authorities strongly enforce the move over law.
One of the deputies runs to his car, checking his own injures, before speeding off to catch the driver Kelvina Freeman, 23, from Milwaukee.
Freeman was caught just days later and would have gotten a ticket and a fine for her initial violation.