December 10, 2013
RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a woman police were trying to detain managed to drive off in a patrol car.
Riviera Beach police say officers were responding to a call about a possible sexual assault Sunday afternoon, when they determined that the woman making the complaint may have been experiencing some type of mental illness.
Officers handcuffed the woman and placed her in the back of a cruiser. While officers continued to investigate, police say the woman managed to squeeze through a window to the front of the vehicle and drive off.
Authorities say the woman drove for several blocks before crashing into a pickup truck.
The woman and the truck's driver were both taken to a nearby hospital.
It's unclear what charges the woman might face.
Information from: South Florida Sun Sentinel, http://www.sun
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