HILLSBORO, Ore.- On February 25, 2020, Aubri Rita Jenkins was convicted of unlawful use of a weapon, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, recklessly endangering another person, reckless driving and two counts of failure to preform duties of a driver in a bench trial. Judge Janelle Wipper then sentenced the defendant to 18 months in prison for her crimes. Deputy District Attorney Sara Loebner prosecuted the case against Ms. Jenkins.

On December 29, 2019, Oregon State Police Trooper Daniel Meyer was dispatched to a business in Banks, Oregon on a welfare check after a concerned citizen reported a woman, later identified as the defendant, was unconscious in the driver’s seat of a vehicle.

As Trooper Meyer approached the vehicle, Ms. Jenkins started the car. Trooper Meyer ordered her to remain at the scene. Instead, she put her vehicle into reverse and accelerated into the Trooper’s marked vehicle. Trooper Meyer then opened the driver’s side door and attempted to apprehend the defendant. She continued to resist and reversed quickly backwards with the Trooper still partially inside the vehicle. He was then thrown into nearby bushes and nearly hit with the open door as the defendant left the scene. As she drove off, she hit the trooper’s vehicle again and struck another vehicle as well.

The defendant then sped off. Trooper Meyer followed her vehicle as it reached speeds approaching 90 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone. He then terminated the pursuit due to safety concerns.

The defendant eventually turned herself in to authorities, leading to her conviction.

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office would like to acknowledge the work of Trooper Meyer and Oregon State Police. This office also thanks the Washington County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance on this case.

In addition to her sentence, Judge Wipper also ordered the defendant undergo two years of post-prison supervision upon her release.

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Stephen Mayer
Public Information Officer
February 26, 2020