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by Shane Stokes

May 12, 2017

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Illinois woman charged with attempted murder of former police officer in road rage incident

by VeloClub

A woman in Galesburg, Illinois has been charged with attempted murder plus seven other charges relating to a deliberate hit and run involving a cyclist. The incident happened on Tuesday on Highway 26 near Lake Bracken and involved 61-year-old Andrew E. Tolle of Galesburg, a former police officer.

A release from the Knox County Sheriff’s Department stated that a jeep driven by 45-year-old Jacqueline J. Wells pulled alongside Tolle. It said that she made obscene gestures, yelled at him and then rammed his bike twice from behind, knocking him to the ground.

She then drove over him and then left the scene, dragging his bike under her vehicle. She was stopped approximately a mile and a half later by a police officer from the Galesburg Police Department. Tolle, who retired from the same police department in 2013 as a captain with 29 years experience, was treated at the OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He suffered a broken arm and leg plus a fractured pelvis.

Wells has been charged with driving under the influence, attempted murder, aggravated reckless driving, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, improper lane usage, aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, failure to notify police and failure to render aid.

At her hearing, she yelled repeatedly at Judge Bruce Beal in what was a video court appearance, calling him Santa Claus plus other names. The judge ordered a mental health fitness evaluation for her, and set bail at half a million dollars.

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