A 33-year-old woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to two felony charges stemming from a collision that left a Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officer critically injured.
Qaneak Shaney Cobb of Pacoima was charged with one felony count each of driving under the influence of a drug causing injury and possession of a controlled substance, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Prosecutors said Cobb was in possession of cocaine Saturday when she slammed her SUV into the 26-year LAPD veteran, who was stopped at a red light in North Hollywood. The officer was crushed between the SUV and the vehicle in front of him.
The officer, who is assigned to a DUI task force, was in a medically induced coma at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills on Monday.
If convicted, Cobb faces more than 10 years in state prison, prosecutors said.
Cobb has prior convictions for grand theft and drug possession, according to prosecutors.