Resisting Arrest: Pittsburg woman drives off with officer partially inside car, CHP says

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SAN FRANCISCO — A Pittsburg woman was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder last week after she drove intoxicated with a child inside while an officer was hanging onto her car, according to the California Highway Patrol. The officer was injured but released from the hospital shortly after the incident, police said. Nicole Wade, 33, was arrested around 5 p.m. April 27 in the wake of a traffic stop on the Bay Bridge that started when she handed over an ID card that wasn’t hers, then began to walk back to her car when a CHP officer asked her for more information about her identity, police said. The officer — identified by police only as “K. Spears” — tried to keep Wade from driving off, but she did so anyway as he was leaning inside the driver’s window. She reached speeds of 35 to 40 mph with the officer hanging on and also sideswiped a vehicle, police said. After driving a quarter-mile, Wade rear-ended another car and Spears managed to force her steering wheel to turn into the Bay Bridge’s rail barrier, disabling the car in the process. Wade was arrested shortly thereafter and booked on charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, child endangerment, reckless evading, giving false information to a police officer, DUI with injuries, and resisting arrest. It was later discovered that Wade had three active arrest warrants in Contra Costa County. The child in the car was turned over to Child Protective Services and two adult passengers were released, police said. In 2015, Wade was arrested in Antioch after she and another man were interrupted attempting to steal a car. In that incident, police said Wade sped off onto Highway 4, crashed her car, and was arrested on suspicion of felony auto theft, evading police and probation violations. Spears was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at the San Francisco General Hospital. Wade remains in San Francisco County jail.

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