Woman faces charges after allegedly driving DPT officer through SF on her hood

A San Francisco woman was arrested Thursday after she allegedly tried to run down a Department of Parking and Traffic officer with her car, then take him on wild ride through The City while he held onto the hood of the vehicle, according to police.

Bo Mounsombath, 33, is charged with one felony count of assault with a deadly weapon and one misdemeanor count of hit-and-run. The incident started in the 1300 block of Hayes Street when a DPT officer was issuing a traffic citation to Mounsombath’s vehicle, Officer Albie Esparza said.

The officer jumped on the hood of the car to avoid being run over and held on to it as Mounsombath fled. She also reportedly hit a motorcycle, but the motorcyclist was not injured.

Mounsombath took off down Scott Street and made a left on Oak Street toward Octavia Boulevard with the officer still on the hood of the car. Once there, she was finally stopped by police and taken into custody.

A tipster to the blog Hoodline was waiting on Oak Street for the light to change so she could turn on Octavia when she saw the suspect vehicle with the DPT officer clinging to the hood.

“I saw her go by and realized there was a guy on the hood on his back, hanging on kind of spread-eagled. She turned right from that far left lane across all lanes of traffic onto Octavia. We caught up to her around Market—she was screaming, he was screaming, it was insane,” she wrote to the blog.

Mounsombath was charged Monday with assault with a deadly weapon, the car being the weapon, and misdemeanor hit-and-run, District Attorney’s Office spokesman Max Szabo said. She is expected in court again for arraignment at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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