Rohnert Park woman charged in chase that injured police

13 felony and misdemeanor counts have been submitted towards a Rohnert Park woman suspected of top authorities on a chase that wounded a Cotati police sergeant.

Christine Marie Dorfer, 40, was arraigned in Sonoma County Remarkable Courtroom Tuesday on charges that incorporate evading police, DUI and assault with a fatal weapon.

Dorfer is scheduled to return to court docket Friday to enter a plea, according to court information that display she’s represented by a Sonoma County community defender.

She’s in custody at the Sonoma County jail in lieu of $200,000 bail after currently being arrested Friday evening following a series of occasions that started with a baby custody exchange at the Cotati Law enforcement Division.

A father entered the foyer and explained to officers the child’s mom was intoxicated. A preliminary investigation showed her blood-liquor amount was .20% — far more than two times the legal restrict of .08%.

Dorfer fled in a Lexus and the sergeant followed her along West Sierra Avenue, in accordance to the Law enforcement Department, which extra that she also flipped off the sergeant ahead of backing into his patrol auto.

The chase continued even however the police car or truck was damaged but it was terminated owing to the suspect’s unsafe speeds and reckless driving, officers stated.

Sonoma Condition University police uncovered the Lexus at a benefit retail store on East Cotati Avenue in the vicinity of the Rohnert Park campus. Dorfer was inside and drank a journey-sized bottle of difficult liquor, police mentioned.

She’s accused of battling officers, as very well as biting a Rohnert Park officer, as they tried out to just take her into custody.

The officer and sergeant had been each Ok, their respective businesses described this week.

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