Police identify the woman who tried to run-over sheriff's deputy

Sheriff’s deputies have charged the woman who attempted to run over an officer Saturday morning.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, Brittney Nicholls, 26, of Carmichael, has been charged with for resisting arrest, assault with a deadly weapon, and a violation of probation. 

Around 3:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, a deputy noticed a man on foot being chased by someone in a Mercedes, who would eventually be identified as Nicholls. The deputy attempted a traffic stop with Nicholls, who originally was compliant, before attempting to flee.

The deputy attempted to stop her, but she put the car in drive and sped off, while the deputy was hanging onto the car. The deputy unholstered his gun and fired his weapon, while also attempted to break free from the moving car. The deputy was transported to a local hospital with injuries incurred during the altercation. The deputy is expected to recover from his injuries. Nobody was struck by gunfire during the incident.

Nicholls and the male subject being chased were both eventually found because of identification left at the scene. Several guns were found at the residence listed for Nicholls.

The deputy involved in the shooting is a 13 year veteran. The deputy has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the investigation. The deputy is currently assigned to the field services division.

Nicholls is being held in at Sacramento County Jail on $140,000 bail.

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