A Pacoima woman accused of slammed her vehicle into a Los Angeles police motorcycle officer, severely injuring him, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a charge of driving under the influence of drugs.
Qaneak Shaney Cobb, 33, faces a felony DUI charge, and prosecutors allege that she was under the influence of cocaine in her Chevrolet Blazer when she rear-ended the officer as he was stopped at a traffic light Saturday in North Hollywood.
The collision sent the officer and his motorcycle into the rear of the car in front of him, crushing him, officials said.
At a police commission meeting Tuesday,
"We hope and fervently pray that he will survive," Beck said.
Prosecutors say Cobb has had previous run-ins with the law including convictions on charges of grand theft and drug possession. Her bail was set at $150,000, according to CBS Los Angeles, and she faces more than 10 years in prison if convicted on all charges.