Falmouth police officers arrested a Mashpee woman after she allegedly tried to repeatedly run over her husband and managed to nick his leg once last Saturday, November 2.
Officers charged Stacey Johnson, 49, with 10 counts: assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, negligent operation of a vehicle, leaving the scene of property damage, disorderly conduct, leaving the scene of personal injury, OUI-related offense while license suspended for OUI, failure to stop for police, marked lanes violation, OUI second offense, and assault and battery on a household member.
Officers were initially called to Sandwich Road after the alleged victim said his wife ran her car into a pole and hit him, Officer Timothy Brandt wrote in a police report.
The alleged victim told officers that he had been arguing with his wife the night before and in the morning, he went to work. Although his wife showed up at the restaurant he worked at, she was drinking and he did not want to go home with her, so he started walking home when he heard a vehicle swerve behind him, Officer Brandt wrote.
“When he turned around, his wife was on the sidewalk with her vehicle coming straight at him,” he wrote. “She attempted to strike him with the vehicle but he managed to get out of way by jumping into the grass and off the sidewalk.”
He ran into the Cape Verdean Club parking lot and she allegedly tried to run him down there before he was able to get up the stairs into the upper parking lot and hide behind the building, Officer Brandt wrote.
Once his wife left, he continued walking but while heading north on Sandwich Road, he saw her angle her car toward him and accelerate. Although he was able to get behind a utility pole, she allegedly hit his right leg, he wrote.
“She backed up and attempted to strike him again but missed,” he wrote. “She then fled the scene heading North on Sandwich Rd.”
Officer Chad Leighton wrote in a police report that he saw the alleged victim after the crash, who was waving him down, and the victim told him it was his wife and that she had driven toward Route 151. The officer found her car and tried to stop her and she eventually did so.
He found she smelled of alcohol, her speech was slurred and her eyes were bloodshot and glossy, he wrote.
Officer Leighton wrote that Ms. Johnson allegedly said she did try to hit her husband with her car, but missed. Later, when officers tried to book her, she allegedly asked if she could be photographed with a Heineken in her hand for the booking picture.
After a breath test, officers determined her blood-alcohol level to be 0.29, he wrote.
When Ms. Johnson was arraigned on Monday, November 4, she was released on her personal recognizance and pleaded not guilty to the charges. A pre-trial hearing is set for December 13, according to court records.