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Driver Accused of Running Over PD Officer Pleads Guilty

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MISSOULA -

The woman accused of backing her car over a Missoula police officer will not go to trial after changing her plea to guilty on Tuesday in district court.

Judge Karen Townsend said Dawnette Eaton pleaded guilty to failure to remain at the scene of an accident involving death.

Townsend said Eaton also pleaded no contest to assault with a weapon -- her vehicle in this case -- because she was under the influence and can't remember the incident.

As part of a plea agreement reached between her attorneys and the state, Townsend said Eaton's escape charge was dropped.

Eaton is accused of backing her car over MPD officer Deni Poling back in January, when Poling attempted to question her.

Poling suffered major injuries from the incident.

Eaton's sentencing is set for Tuesday, October 22.

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