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Woman tries to run over police officer with her car

WAGNER, S.D. -- A woman was arrested and charged with aggravated assault after allegedly attempting to strike a law enforcement officer with a vehicle.

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WAGNER, S.D. - A woman was arrested and charged with aggravated assault after allegedly attempting to strike a law enforcement officer with a vehicle.

Andrea Joseph, 37, of Wagner, allegedly drove a minivan toward a Wagner police officer on June 29 in Wagner while she was intoxicated, court documents state.

Wagner is about 60 miles south of Mitchell in far southern South Dakota.

At about 2 a.m., Officer Brian McGuire responded to a report that Joseph had driven a minivan through a man’s yard on Memorial Drive.

At the residence, McGuire located Joseph in her vehicle, which she allegedly backed onto the road to face McGuire, who pulled his duty weapon and ordered Joseph to stop.

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According to court documents, Joseph made a threat and accelerated, but McGuire was able to get out of the way.

McGuire followed Joseph and placed her under arrest. On the way to the jail, she allegedly told McGuire, “I should have tried harder to run you over,” and “she wished (he) would have used (his) service weapon and killed her.”

A preliminary breath test reported a blood-alcohol content of 0.086 percent. The legal limit to drive in South Dakota is 0.08 percent.

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