Boardman woman accused of aggravated vehicular assault after ATV lands on woman's arm
A Boardman woman is accused of aggravated vehicular assault after police say an ATV she was driving while allegedly intoxicated overturned and fell on top of a passenger Sunday evening.
According to a police report from Boardman PD, officers responded to a home on the 7500 Block of Hitchcock Road shortly before 7:00 p.m. in reference to an ATV overturning and falling on top of a female victim.
The victim told officers that 46-year-old Rachel Peters was driving the vehicle when it hit a rut causing the victim to be partially ejected from the vehicle, which overturned and landed on her arm.
Officers spoke with Peters, who police say would not answer any questions and would only repeat that she had tried to help the victim. Police say Peters appeared to be intoxicated and smelled of alcohol.
Peters was detained and placed in a police cruiser, where police say she attempted to push herself out of the cruiser by using her legs to push off the prisoner cage. Police say she continued to resist and kick the cage when officers tried to put her in handcuffs.
When an ambulance arrived on scene to transport Peters to the hospital, police say she continued to resist trying to escape the ambulance with officers and paramedics needing to hold her down in order to get her under control.
After her treatment, Peters was taken to the Mahoning County Jail where she's charged with Aggravated Vehicular Assault, Obstructing Official Business and Resisting Arrest.