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Woman Accused of Trying to Run Down Raleigh Officer

Posted May 14, 2007

— A woman from Roxboro faces charges of drunk driving and assault with intent to kill for an incident outside a Raleigh restaurant early Sunday.

Police charged Janet Sowers Singleton after, they said, she tried to run down a police officer outside the 42nd Street Oyster Bar.


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  • SomeRandomGuy May 15, 2007

    Well, if she can prove she is a citizen and had $11k she will be out soon.
    I hope she wasnt planning on driving all the way back to Roxboro in her (alleged) condition!

  • killing_me_softly May 15, 2007

    Who can you trust to give you accurate info? I like the fact that EyeWitness felt obligated to set the real record straight. I nver believe the whole story that the media tells. I know for a fact that they don't always tell it "right" and that they "have to" dramatize it just a little. You didn't know that that is designed to keep us coming back?

  • The Dude May 15, 2007

    The Dude does not abide, man. This is onw of those situations where people on this site need to be thanking the officer because he actually did risk his life & health to keep this lady from hitting innocent people. Maybe some of you making snide comments could just say thank you to that officer.

  • Eye Witness May 15, 2007

    Singleton DID almost kill all of us in front of Mosaic along with the officer. $11,000? Does the dude abide?

    See http://www.newsobserver.com/141/story/573879.html

  • The Dude May 15, 2007

    $11,000 bond for dragging an officer, destroying a light post, and coming within inches of hitting 30 people sitting in front of a bar.........

  • hereornot May 15, 2007

    yeah where are the comments if this would have been a hispanic or any other race. no one is going against this old white lady! she could have killed that police officer who is out here trying to keep us safe. she probably got out on a low bond or probably DIDN'T even spend the night in jail because she is WHITE not BLACK, NOT MEXICAN, OR ANY OTHER RACE FOR THAT MATTER!

  • Sabertooth May 15, 2007

    She will get off with a prayer for judgement or whatever it is called.
    If I a male, were to do what she did the judge would put me in prison. Who says that justice is blind.

  • 1crazygirl May 15, 2007

    Dang, thats a good restaurant!!

  • vette212 May 15, 2007

    She had a bad night. Did she make bail or will she?

    Great job by the Raleigh Police Dept. Im hope the officer is ok.

  • skinnycow May 15, 2007

    LOL@ gatekeeper