Gainesville woman arrested after huffing chemicals and attempting to run over officer

Published: May. 30, 2020 at 6:41 PM EDT
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A woman is behind bars after Gainesville police say she tried to run over an officer.

Police found 50-year-old Brenda Giffin-Nichols slumped over in her car last night. Police tried to help her get medical attention. When told not to leave, she reversed her car while an officer was in its path.

The officer was able to stop the car and was not injured. Three cans of compressed air were later found inside the woman's car. She is being charged with attempted aggravated assault and inhaling harmful chemicals.

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