SAN JOSE -- A female parolee is facing serious charges after her desperate attempts to avoid being pulled over left two officers injured when she tried to ram her way out of arrest, police said.
The incident started when officers tried to pull Lisa Hernandez, 42, over on Story Road for an unspecified moving violation around 5:30 p.m., said San Jose police Sgt. Jason Dwyer.
"They could tell by the way she was driving that she was being evasive, and that she was getting ready to try and run," Dwyer said.
One of the officers got out of his car to try and get Hernandez to stop, but she accelerated and hit him, knocking him down and injuring his knee. The officer tried to use a Taser on her but it failed, and he got back in his car with his partner, radioed for assistance and continued the pursuit.
Within a couple minutes, her vehicle was spotted and multiple police cars tried to box her in on Galveston Avenue.
"Then she tried to play bumper cars," said Dwyer.
He said Hernandez rammed one car, causing a back injury to an officer, who required hospitalization. She then tried to run another officer down who was out of his car, but he narrowly dodged out of the way, Dwyer said.
Dwyer said after officers squeezed her car into a spot where it couldn't go anywhere, and surrounded her, the woman surrendered.
Dwyer said the hospitalized officer is in pain, "but good spirits," and undergoing additional evaluation. The officer with the injured knee was treated and released.
Hernandez, a San Jose resident, was arrested on charges of assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer, fleeing a peace officer, and violation of parole.
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