Woman who ran over NM police officer enters plea

December 2, 2012 • State News

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A woman accused of running over a Farmington police officer during a car chase in 2011 will receive mental-health treatment as part of a plea deal.

The Daily Times ( [auth] reports 22-year-old Thuhang Ho pleaded no contest Friday to running her car into Officer Jared Stock as he was laying stop sticks at an intersection.

Stock sustained a broken right arm and an injured left knee.

Ho will be sentenced Tuesday on a felony charge of causing great bodily harm by motor vehicle, which carries a three-year sentence.

District Judge John Dean ruled that Ho will get credit for time served and spend the remainder of her sentence at a behavioral health facility in Las Vegas.

Her attorney says she suffers from paranoid schizophrenia.

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