April M. Reins, 27, of Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, (inset) was arrested after she allegedly used a stolen vehicle to strike several cars, including police vehicles, in the parking lot of the Starbucks, 3300 Grand Avenue in Waukegan, Saturday morning. | Background Photo: Craig / Captured News; Inset: Provided

Numerous felony charges have been filed against a woman accused of ramming a stolen car into police cars and dragging a police officer, leaving him injured, in Waukegan Saturday.

The Waukegan Police Department responded to investigate a stolen vehicle around 10 a.m. Saturday at the Starbucks, 3300 Grand Avenue.

Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Nicholas Shepherd said the 911 caller, a family member of the owner of the car, reported the Hyundai Elantra was located occupied in the parking lot.

The car was stolen from Gurnee last month and had stolen license plates on it, Shepherd said. The victim arrived and confirmed it was his car.

Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Scott Chastain said officers approached the vehicle.

The officers found the occupants were sleeping and an officer opened the door.

Police investigate after a stolen vehicle struck several cars, including police vehicles, in the parking lot of the Starbucks, 3300 Grand Avenue in Waukegan, Saturday morning. | Photo: Craig / Captured News

The vehicle, driven by April M. Reins, 27, of Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, attempted to drive away and struck several vehicles, including two police squad cars.

[Suggested Article]  3 transported to hospital after stolen vehicle rams police cars, strikes officer in Waukegan

The male passenger of the vehicle attempted to run away on foot and officers gave chase, Chastain said.

As the passenger fled, Reins struck an officer with the open passenger car door while continuing to try and drive away, Shepherd said.

Shepherd said the police sergeant got trapped and dragged by the open car door.

The officer was knocked to the ground and was injured, Chastain said.

A second officer grabbed the police sergeant and pulled him away to avoid being run over by the suspect vehicle.

Police investigate after a stolen vehicle struck several cars, including police vehicles, in the parking lot of the Starbucks, 3300 Grand Avenue in Waukegan, Saturday morning. | Photo: Craig / Captured News

Shepherd said the officer suffered a broken rib and abrasions to the arm, hip and shoulders.

Other officers had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit by the car.

Reins and the male suspect were eventually taken into custody and were believed to be overdosing after having just injected drugs.

[Suggested Article]  Charges filed against teen accused of drunken driving, causing 3-car crash near Cary-Grove High School in Cary

The Waukegan Fire Department responded to the scene with three ambulances.

Shepherd said Reins told paramedics she had taken cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine.

Reins and the male passenger were transported to an area hospital to be treated for the overdose, Chastain said.

Police investigate after a stolen vehicle struck several cars, including police vehicles, in the parking lot of the Starbucks, 3300 Grand Avenue in Waukegan, Saturday morning. | Photo: Craig / Captured News

The officer injured was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for treatment.

Reins was charged with aggravated battery causing great bodily harm to a peace officer, aggravated battery of a peace officer, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, three counts of aggravated assault of a peace officer, criminal damage to property, two counts of aggravated driving under the influence, driving under the influence of a drug, improper use of registration or tile, reckless driving, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and driving without a license.

Reins appeared in First Appearance Court Sunday morning and Lake County Judge Donna-Jo Vorderstrasse read off Reins’ more than a dozen charges.

[Suggested Article]  Man sentenced to probation after pleading guilty in case charging him with burglarizing McHenry home, entering 2 other homes

The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office filed a petition to detain Reins in the Lake County Jail.

Vorderstrasse ordered Reins to be detained in the jail prior to a detention hearing where a judge will determine whether she will remain held in custody or not pending trial.

The detention hearing is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.