Officer Hurt After Struggling With Drunken Woman, Police Say

A Bristol woman fought with officers when they tried to arrest her last week in Bristol Borough.

Bristol Borough officers responding to reports of an intoxicated individual who fell last Wednesday morning were in for quite a surprise.

An arriving patrol officer was greeted by a Bristol woman screaming obscenities and threats outside the Food Pantry on Wood Street, court documents said. Police asked her to stop and she did not, according to court documents.

As the officer went inside the food store to check on the fall victim, the 23-year-old followed and was asked by police to leave. A person in charge of the store also requested that she leave, according to an affidavit.

Despite the warnings, the woman defied orders and kept coming, police said.

According to the affidavit, officers eventually removed the woman and told her if she entered the store again it would be considered illegal trespass.

"During contact with police, it was obvious that the woman was under the influence of a controlled substance,” police said. They added that she had trouble maintaining balance, impaired speech and glassy eyes.

Officers eventually arrested the 23-year-old and she struggled as wrist restraints were placed. In the end, it took two officers to restrain the woman, police said.

One officer suffered a laceration to his hand and was treated by EMS.

The woman was charged with resisting arrest, defiant trespass, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. She was arraigned and release of $20,000 unsecured bail, according to district court dockets.

azmina quinones March 05, 2013 at 04:44 PM
No the police are trying to cover up what they did to her the young woman went to that food pantry just about every week to recieve food her partner fell so she went to go retrieve her partner cane when she got back she went to go inside to find out what was going on with her partner when police got aggressive with her she dont drink so how could she be drunk these cops are just trying to keep themselves out of trouble these bristol borough polive are a community problem they do crooked things and cause of a badge they can cover it up they didnt mention how they left major contusions all over her back and arms from beating her when all she wanted was to know what was going on that officer hurt himself by trying to injure her im sorry but this young lady did nothing wrong
Bristol March 07, 2013 at 05:22 AM
Curious to know which officers were at the scene for this situation. If anyone knows, please reply here. Thanks!
Arkansas Dave March 17, 2013 at 08:48 AM
You sound and write/type like the biggest IDIOT in the world. First, learn how to type and use a period once and a while. Second, just by TRYING to read what you wrote I can tell your ethnicity and I already know what's coming next. Was the cop white by chance and the victim black? It's funny, I never remember in my life seeing a cop beating the crap out of anyone for trying to help another with their cane who had fallen. YOU people will always be the problem!! By YOU I of course mean ya know, the criminals.


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