Bond set at $10,000 for suspect who hit cruisers because she was late to work

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NEWBURGH HEIGHTS, Ohio-- The woman accused of hitting police cruisers in Newburgh Heights appeared in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday.

Imani Edwards (Photo courtesy: Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office)

Imani Edwards, 23, pleaded not guilty to six counts of felonious assault and one count of failure to comply with a police order. Her bond was set at $10,000, according to court records.

The incident happened on Interstate 77 in March. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said they tried to pull her over for window tint and a fictitious registration, but she refused to stop.

Newburgh Heights police attempted to help troopers by boxing in the car. Police said Edwards rammed into two cruisers and a highway patrol SUV. The chase ended near East 105th Street and St. Clair Avenue in Cleveland when a trooper forced the minivan off the road.

According to Newburgh Heights police, Edwards claimed she was running late for work.

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