Woman Accused Of Hitting Officer With Car Found

Posted at 10:53 AM, Jun 29, 2016

A woman has been located and charged after allegedly hitting a police officer with her vehicle in Nolensville. 

Officials with the Nolensville Police Department said the incident happened at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Officer David Hazlett was conducting a welfare check on a “suspected mental patient” when he was struck by a vehicle.

Police said the driver, identified as 35-year-old Janet M. Lee, fled the scene and was reportedly armed with knives at the time of the incident. She also had the officer’s taser.   

According to reports, she was dragging the officer who attempted to deploy his taser when it fell into her car. Authorities also confirmed Lee never brandished a knife or attempted to stab the officer.

Lee was later found by Murfreesboro police. She was charged with aggravated assault and resisting arrest.

Officer Hazlett was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Back in May, he was attacked by a suspect with a knife. 

Shortly after the incident, he sat down with NewsChannel 5 reporter Rebecca Schleicher. (More: Officer Talks About Surviving Knife Attack)

No additional details were known.