A woman is accused of stealing a car from a traffic stop with a police officer standing nearby, officials said.
Recently in Athens, Ohio, Hannah Warren allegedly stole a Nissan SUV, according to the Athens County Prosecutor’s Office. The alleged theft happened as the SUV was stopped by police for a rea tailgate violation, prosecutors said. Police went to arrest the driver on an active warrant.
Warren tried to get close and speak to both the cop and person being arrested but was told to stay away and toward the front of the SUV, prosecutors said. As the officer led the suspect to the cruiser, Warren hopped in the SUV and sped off.
Police gave chase but lost Warren. When they spotted her later, she led them on a 30-minute chase before crashing into a cop car.
Warren told police she had drugs in her backpack.
This week, Warren was indicted on several charges, including felonious assault and grand theft of a motor vehicle, according to prosecutors.