Surgeon Unapologetic About Hitting Cop With Her Car - Here's Her Reasoning

The only thing Rachel Wellner was sorry about was stopping in the Midtown crosswalk.

“I’m remorseful for that, that’s all I did.”

She wasn’t, however, remorseful for clipping a police officer with her car or allegedly making homophobic remarks, according to the New York Post. The incident occurred when the 40-year-old, who was working as a breast cancer surgeon at Montefiore Medical Center, allegedly refused to accept a ticket for blocking a walkway with her car in Manhattan.

“I’m a doctor,” the court papers alleged she said. “I have patients that are dying. I have to go. I’m the hero, the cops are not. I don’t accept the summons.”

The documents say that Wellner eventually became furious and said “All women who are cops are dykes.” The complaint says that she then yelled, “Help! Police are assaulting me!”

Officers then reportedly put her under arrest as she “jumped up and down” in her Volvo car when officers tried to take her into custody. She is accused of hitting the gas and hitting the officer’s foot. The officer wasn’t injured in the accident. She was charged with reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and other raps.

She told the New York Post that she had been “painted in a very negative and inaccurate light,” and that never uttered any homophobic slurs.

She pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct — a violation, not a crime — for parking in the crosswalk and will serve 10 days of community service. It will be expelled from her record in two years. She was also fired from her job at the hospital.

Source: NY Post
Photo: New York Post/Umar Abbasi

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