A Park City woman was arrested after she intentionally ran over a police officer’s foot with her vehicle while trying to flee a traffic stop in Gurnee.
Makayla Jones, 21, of the 700 block of Chestnut Avenue in Park City, was charged with two counts of aggravated battery on a peace officer and two counts of aggravated assault.
Officers with the Gurnee Police Department attempted to conduct a traffic stop just after midnight on July 1, court records show.
A criminal complaint said officers pulled a vehicle over on Washington Street near Route 41 and Jones was the driver.
Jones screamed and threatened the officers with profanity and put the vehicle into “drive” during the traffic stop, the complaint said.
Jones intentionally drove over an officer’s foot with her vehicle’s left rear tire despite being “cautioned not to run his foot over.” The officer was not seriously injured.
Officers had originally made the traffic stop because Jones was speeding more than 21 mph over the speed limit, court records show.
Jones was later arrested and transported to the Lake County Jail.
Lake County Circuit Court Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered the woman held on a $100,000 bond.
Records show that a judge later reduced Jones’s bond to $75,000, meaning she would need to post $7,500 cash in order to be released.
Jones remains held in the jail and is scheduled to appear in court again on July 28.