Margaret Greer can sell her Mercedes ML320 to pay for her legal fees.
The 57-year-old Wellesley woman allegedly tried to run down a state police officer who was giving her a ticket for idling in a bus lane at Logan International Airport in Boston.
According to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, on March 29, Greer struck the trooper with her Mercedes SUV and then drove toward him again, ultimately driving off has the trooper tried to arrest her.
The trooper told Greer she could not park in the designated bus space, giving her the option of circling the terminal or waiting in a parking lot, but he said Greer ignored him and rolled up her window. The cop then stood in front of her car to write her a ticket and she allegedly sped toward him, hitting the trooper with her passenger side window with enough force to fold the window toward the car.
He then tried to arrest Greer, running toward her car as she stopped for oncoming traffic, but he says that she sped toward him again, causing him to jump backward. The probably dazed trooper then tried to reach into her car to get her to stop, but she sped away, dragging the cop with her.
Other State Police units later stopped Greer on the Massachusetts Turnpike near the Columbus Avenue overpass, the D.A.’s office said. They first noticed that her passenger’s side mirror was folded toward the car, but Greer denied having been at the airport that day. But the trooper she allegedly struck soon came the scene and identified her. She was arrested.
“[Greer] drove away with the door open, dragging the trooper “¦. I had about sixty people on my bus. They were terrified by what they saw. My legs are still shaking,” a bus driver who witnessed the incident told police.
Greer was charged with assault and battery on a police officer, assault with a dangerous weapon, and failure to stop for police. She was released on her own recognizance and will be back in East Boston District Court on May 13.