Woman damages 3 police vehicles fleeing traffic stop

Photo courtesy of Riverview Police Department Raina Alean Davis

Photo courtesy of Riverview Police Department
Raina Alean Davis

By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers

RIVERVIEW – Raina Alean Davis of Riverview was arraigned April 20 in 27th District Court after she caused $10,000 in damage to three police cars following an attempt to flee.

Police Chief Clifford Rosebohm said she currently is in the Wayne County Jail. Bond was set at $100,000, 10 percent following her arraignment for felonious assault against a police officer, fleeing and eluding, driving with a suspended license, reckless driving and no insurance.  A GPS tether was ordered worn should she be released.

A Riverview police officer initiated a traffic stop the afternoon of April 18 on northbound Fort Street near Colvin when he ran the plate on her 2015 black Chevrolet Malibu and discovered eight Detroit suspensions, an expired driver’s license for the registered owner and two Detroit traffic warrants. A stop was initiated in the Donathan Family Chiropractic lot, 17533 Fort St. to identify the driver.

Officer Pamela Parker made contact with the driver, who verbally identified herself, but failed to provide documents for the vehicle, and who said she did not have a driver’s license in her possession.

Davis became argumentative, and refused to exit her vehicle when told she was under arrest of driving on a suspended license. Officer Jason Fell then arrived, and joined Parker, the Sgt. Tom McClendon was summoned to the scene.

Davis then put the car into gear, and drove behind the chiropractic office, into its back parking lot, which is a dead end. Parker and Fell followed in their police vehicles, and when Davis turned her vehicle around to exit the back parking lot, she struck the front passenger side of Parker’s vehicle. She then struck Fell’s vehicle on the front passenger side, damaging the front passenger tire.

As Davis continued to attempt to leave the back parking lot, she was blocked in by McClendon’s police vehicle, to which she caused minor damage.

Davis was then ordered to exit through the passenger side of her vehicle, and was arrested, handcuffed, searched and placed in the rear of McClendon’s patrol vehicle.

Davis’ vehicle was searched and towed, and because of the extent of the damage sustained, Parker and Fell’s vehicles were towed. Riverview police detectives were called to process the scene.

Dr. Darren Donathan said the office is closed for lunch from 1 to 3 p.m., and no one was in the building when the incident occurred, but patients driving by later told them of the police presence. He said he noticed debris in the back parking lot and near the side of the building after the incident.

(Sue Suchyta can be reached at sue.suchyta@yahoo.com.)

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