Trial for Heather Atkinson to begin on Tuesday

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

The trial of a Hobbs woman accused of running over a Big Spring Police Officer with his own car will begin on Tuesday.

27 year old Heather Atkinson was arrested back in August after she was pulled over for speeding and driving erratically.

After Atkinson and her passenger were put in the backseat of the patrol car.

Police say she was able to get into the front seat, and tried to drive away.

The arresting officer, Lieutenant Lance Telchik tried to stop Atkinson, but was hit by the car.

Atkinson was taken back into custody when Telchik called for back-up.

Telchik has since recovered from his injuries.