Kingston woman arrested after punching officer in face

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Police responding to a call about a woman walking in the middle of the road ended up arresting the woman after she became aggressive and assaulted an officer multiple times.

At approximately 12:20 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, police responded to the call, which indicated the accused woman was walking in the middle of the road while yelling and screaming in the area of Bath Road and Portsmouth Avenue. Responding officers located the woman on Portsmouth Avenue, where she was still in traffic.

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Police requested that the woman get off of the roadway, both for her own safety, as well as to not impede the flow of traffic. Refusing to do so, the woman began making defamatory remarks toward police, according to a press release from Kingston Police on the same day.

To prevent her from being struck by oncoming traffic, police approached the woman and tried to assist her off the roadway, however, the woman instead punched an officer in the face twice while also berating her. As police attempted to restrain the woman, she struggled and tried to bite them.

The accused woman was arrested at 12:40 a.m., and she continued to yell profanities and kick at officers. The 21-year-old Kingston woman was charged with assaulting a peace officer.

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