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Woman who slammed into vehicles while children were in car arrested by police

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Amber Johnson. (West Hartford police photo) Amber Johnson. (West Hartford police photo)

A woman wanted for slamming her vehicle with her two children inside into several other vehicles in West Hartford was finally arrested after avoiding officers.

Police said they caught up to 32-year-old Amber Johnson of Manchester on July 30.

West Hartford police said it started in New Britain with a traffic stop. That’s when they said she fled into West Hartford and slammed into a number of vehicles before fleeing the scene.

Police have not released her reason for fleeing.

With the help of Manchester police, West Hartford officers were able to locate Johnson at an apartment on Ruby Drive in Manchester. In the past, officers said each time they attempted to serve an arrest warrant, Johnson’s mother informed them that she wasn’t at home.

This time, however, maintenance was able to confirm that Johnson was home.

Police said she refused to open the door after officers announced their presence, so they entered the apartment with a key. Once inside, they said they continued to announce that they were there.

After seeing some movement on the apartment’s second floor, a K9 unit was brought in, which was able to identify that someone was in one of the rooms.

Officers forced open the door and ordered Johnson to show her hands. They said they carefully documented the arrest.

Johnson was taken into custody and charged with two felony charges of risk of injury to minors.

Once at West Hartford police headquarters, she was also charged with reckless endangerment, evading responsibility, reckless driving and failure to obey a traffic signal.

Johnson was released on a $5,000 non-surety bond and scheduled to face a judge in Hartford on Aug. 13.

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