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Accused Mar-a-Lago Checkpoint Crasher Submits “Insanity” Plea

A Connecticut opera singer who is accused of crashing her car through a checkpoint outside Mar-a-Lago last January has entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity.

Hannah Roemhild’s attorney filed the written plea on Wednesday, in response to charges that include aggravated assault on a law-enforcement officer with a deadly weapon.

Authorities do not believe Roemhild was targeting the president or Mar-a-Lago.

Her attorneys have said the 30-year-old suffers from a history of mental illness, and that she had been off her medication when she crashed through the checkpoint on Jan. 31.

She nearly struck Secret Service agents as well as Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies, who opened fire as she sped away.

In May, prosecutors dropped charges of fleeing from police and resisting an officer without violence against Roemhild.

She still faces two counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, which are both considered felonies.

Those two counts are still pending, with the next hearing scheduled for July 23.