Army sergeant runs over police officer because she refused to drive to New Jersey through the Lincoln TunnelBy Mason White 4:50 AM September 22, 2016
By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) An army sergeant was arrested on a charge of assault after allegedly running over a police officer because she did not want to drive from New York City to New Jersey via the Lincoln Tunnel.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said that they have arrested 30-year-old Amber Johnson of Clarksville, Tennessee, after being accused of making an illegal U-turn and running over a police officer.
Johnson has been charged with assault, unlawful fleeing and traffic violations.
According to the police investigation, the army sergeant who is stationed at the World Trade Center, drove her car on the Manhattan side of the Lincoln Tunnel at around 7:00 p.m. on Sunday.
She told the officers near the entrance of the tunnel that she had made a mistake and did not want to go to New Jersey.
Johnson then said that she was going to make a U-turn, but officers warned her that it was illegal. She was told to drive to New Jersey, and turn around over there.
Johnson ignored the officers and made an illegal U-turn, striking an officer in the process. She also drove by at least one red light in the wrong direction.
She was chased by the police by car and then on foot before being arrested. The officer was taken to a hospital, where he was treated for a hand injury and released.