Fairbanks woman hits Law Enforcement Officer with four-wheeler

Published: Jul. 27, 2020 at 5:02 PM AKDT
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A Fairbanks woman was arrested after allegedly striking a law enforcement officer with a four-wheeler out in Fort Yukon. On July 15 near midnight, Chief Vincent Garay responded to a call and was hit by Mandy Cadzow.

The reason for the call was that Cadzow was allegedly causing an incident at her mother’s residence. Cherly Cadzow told Garay that Mandy was not supposed to drive the four-wheeler since she was drunk. During the interview, Cherly pointed out Mandy getting on to the four-wheeler. Officer Garay asked Mandy if she had been drinking after positioning himself in front of the vehicle.

Mandy gunned the throttle, and the officer responded by asking Mandy to not do that. Mandy then ran over him, striking his right side and right leg. Garay fired his taser into Cadzow who stopped and removed the barbs. The officer saw Mandy turn the four-wheeler around, screaming at the officer who was now afraid he would be run over again. Garay deployed his duty pistol and kept it low.

After Mandy saw the firearm, she got back on to the four-wheeler and drove away at a high-rate of speed through a wooded trail. Officer Garay was in pain, and ended the search after an hour.

Mandy Cadzow was charged with assault in the third degree.

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