A 40-year-old Harrison Township woman could face felony charges after allegedly hurling racial insults at her arresting officer and biting another in the leg.
Clinton Township police responded to Tin Fish in The Mall at Partridge Creek shortly after 12:30 a.m. Feb. 20 for a possible case of domestic violence in which the woman was reported to be the victim.
Upon arrival, Partridge Creek security told police the woman had taken off around the building shortly after the 911 call was placed and Medstar personnel were currently attempting to talk with her and determine if any sort of treatment was necessary.
The woman, who was facing a wall and screaming obscenities at Medstar personnel, appeared disheveled and her words were heavily slurred, according to police.
She was asked multiple times if she needed help or wanted to get into the ambulance to warm up but continued to swear at those around her. When the officer approached her, she began shouting racial slurs and attempted to swing at a nearby medic as well as kick the officer, according to the police report.
The woman was restrained in handcuffs and placed in the waiting ambulance where she appeared to calm down. However, when the officer asked again if she was injured, she became violent and pulled out of the cuffs, police say.
Refusing help as well as a taxi, the woman swung once more at Medstar personnel and again attempted to kick the officer. She was placed in custody for resisting and obstructing arrest and assault and battery on a police officer, according to the report.
Once confined to a scout car, the woman began to kick at the windows of the vehicle and later refused to cooperate with booking procedures at the station. While attempting to fingerprint her, the woman bit one of the officers in the leg, breaking the skin. She was transported to the Macomb County Jail.
Detective Capt. Richard Maierle said he intends to pursue charges of assault causing injury – a four-year felony – and ethnic intimidation.
The woman has a prior assault charge from 2012, according to police.
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