Woman charged with ramming cars, assaulting officers

A St. George woman charged with ramming her vehicle into several cars before evading police and assaulting several law enforcement officials could be headed for mental health court.

Cassidy Lauren Trujillo, 29, made her initial appearance in 5th District Court on Thursday.

According to a probable cause statement by the St. George Police Department, Trujillo was traveling eastbound on Red Cliffs Drive at 11:19 p.m. Nov. 23 when she rear-ended a Volkswagen Beetle five times.

According to probable cause statements issued by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Washington City Police Department, Trujillo continued driving and struck two other vehicles.

Officers from the WCSO and WCPD attempted to apprehend Trujillo, but she led police on a chase that ended at 5300 West State St. in Hurricane. According to the probable cause statements, Trujillo was “non-compliant” and tried to “headbutt” a deputy when officers were detaining her. Officers also reported they smelled alcohol on her breath.

While being booked, Trujillo allegedly kicked a female deputy in the leg and struck an attending physician in the groin.

Trujillo was booked into Purgatory Correctional Facility on two charges of aggravated assault, three charges of leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage, reckless driving, two charges of evading police by vehicle, two charges of assault by a prisoner, assault of a health care worker, failure to comply with booking, driving under the influence, driving with no proof of insurance and improper lane travel.

Trujillo’s bail was set at $36,893. She later posted bail and is represented by attorneys Catherine R. Cleveland and Matthew T. Williams.

There will be a review hearing Dec. 31 to determine whether Trujillo will be accepted into mental health court. It is undetermined whether it will be a public hearing.

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