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Driver charged with assault of law officer

by Ivan Foley
Landmark editor

A Platte County grand jury has handed down an indictment charging Linda S. Collins, 38, of Parkville, with assault of a law enforcement officer in connection with a traffic accident last month.

Collins was the driver of a vehicle that struck the rear of a Platte County Sheriff's Department patrol car being driven by Kevin E. Anderson, 32, of Platte City, in the early morning hours of July 31.

A Missouri State Highway Patrol report on the accident indicates Collins is also charged with driving while intoxicated and careless and imprudent driving.

Anderson's patrol car was stopped at a stop sign at Prairie View Road at 56th St., Kansas City in Platte County at the time of the accident. Both drivers were taken to the hospital with moderate injuries.

Last week, Platte County Prosecutor Tammy Glick said Collins is being held in the Platte County Jail on a $50,000 cash only bond. Authorities allege Collins' blood alcohol content at the time of the wreck was .34.

The assault charge is a Class B felony, Glick said.