HARRISONBURG - A Rockingham County judge ordered a Harrisonburg woman accused of trying to kill a police officer by striking him with her vehicle Tuesday night held without bond.
Suzanne Jennifer Terschueren, 47, is charged felony attempted capital murder of a police officer, felony eluding, misdemeanor stalking, misdemeanor driving under the influence and misdemeanor refusal of a breath test.
During a hearing in Rockingham County General District Court today, Judge Richard Claybrook denied her bond. Terschueren, who told the judge she would hire her own attorney, is due back in court on July 3. On that day, she will likely have an attorney present and a prelimary hearing date will be set.
As of today, attorney hasn’t been listed for her in court records.
Sgt. C.M. Grubbs of the Harrisonburg Police Department said police responded to the 700 block of Hillmont Circle about 7:15 p.m Tuesday for a suspicious person in a vehicle.
Grubbs said she was stalking someone at a residence on Hillmont Circle.
Police arrived at the scene and spoke to the woman. Grubbs said that after speaking with the woman the officer indicated that alcohol was involved.
Terschueren then fled the scene of the traffic stop, police say. While fleeing the scene, Grubbs said, she struck a police officer with her vehicle. The officer wasn't injured.
Police then chased the woman's car. The pursuit ended at the intersection of Port Republic Road and Stone Spring Road in Rockingham County.
Once stopped, she was taken into custody without incident.
This is at least the second time Terschueren has been charged with DUI. In 2007, she was found guilty and received a 30-day suspended jail sentence and one-year suspension of her driver's license.
She is being held at the Rockingham County Jail.