Woman charged with hitting officer with car

A 31-year-old woman allegedly struck a Bourne Police officer on Tuesday after he tried to arrest her.

At around 5:40 p.m., a police officer spotted Bethany Dunne, of Sagamore Beach, in the driver’s seat of a car parked at a Gulf Gas station at the Bourne South Rotary. Knowing Dunne had outstanding warrants, the officer approached her car as she attempted to arrest her.

However, Dunne allegedly ignored the officer’s commands to get out of the car and instead accelerated backwards. The officer tried to get out of the car’s way but she was struck and pinned between the car and the officer’s cruiser. As she was pinned, the officer reached into Dunne’s window, grabbed her and radioed for backup. The officer got herself free, removed Dunne from her car and arrested her. 

Dunne is now facing charges for failing to stop for police, operation of a car with a suspended license (subsequent offense), reckless operation of a car, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (car), resisting arrest and larceny of a car. 

Dunne is also facing the original warrant charges for larceny under $250 and assault and battery on ambulance personnel. 

Dunne is scheduled to be arraigned in Falmouth District Court on Wednesday. 

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