CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A woman faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to hitting an off-duty West Virginia State Police trooper with her car.
Media outlets report that Jennifer Garretson pleaded guilty to malicious wounding on Monday in Kanawha County Circuit Court.
State police say Sgt. Aaron Nichols attempted to stop Garretson for shoplifting at a store in the St. Albans Mall on Dec. 31, 2012. He chased her outside and was struck as Garretson fled in her car.
Garretson is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 9.