Dashcam video shows woman slamming officer with her car

Auburn Hills, MI – Police have released dash cam footage of an Oct. 23 incident in which an officer was struck by the open door of a car as it fled a traffic stop.

Officer Martin Mikolajczak made the stop around 1:30 a.m. at the corner of Pontiac and North Opdyke roads, finding that the driver was operating the vehicle on a suspended license.

Mikolajczak had stopped the same driver, Breianna Smart of Pontiac, in August for driving the wrong way on a one-way street, according to police.

Her license was suspended for failure to respond to that ticket, Auburn Hills Police Chief Chief Doreen Olko said.

Smart indicated during the stop that she didn’t know her license was suspended, and said she didn’t have her license with her.

After Mikolajczak ordered her out of the vehicle, Smart can be seen in the video talking on a cellphone, falsely claiming she was being assaulted by the officer.

She then struggled with the officer as he tried to arrest her, making her way back into her car before shifting it into reverse and driving backward, forcefully knocking the officer to the ground, striking his police cruiser and speeding away.

“As we do with the fast majority of this type of arrest, if she had cooperated, she would have been detained on the scene for approximately 30 minutes and been released from the scene with a ticket,” said Olko in a two-minute introduction to the dash cam footage.

“Instead, she was arrested hours later and charged with multiple felonies. Thankfully our officer was not seriously injured and is now back to work.”

Court records show Smart was arraigned last week on charges of fleeing police, assaulting an officer, assault with a dangerous weapon and driving with a suspended license.

She pleaded not guilty to each count and was held on $75,000 usd bond.

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