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DUI suspect assaults officer

On March 28 at 12:48 a.m. an eyewitness called 911 to report that a female suspect in her 30’s driving a red 2004 Ford Mustang had struck a metal barrier at Harvard Avenue and East Pine Street and drove off. At 1:20 a.m. SWAT team officers spotted the suspect vehicle and stopped it in the 1400 block of NW Leary Way. Patrol Officers responded to assist. The 37-year-old female suspect/driver displayed signs of intoxication and was placed under arrest for DUI. While transporting the suspect to the East Precinct she became violent and kicked the rear window out of the patrol car. At the precinct, as officers were escorting the suspect to a holding cell she turned and spit in the face of one of the officers. That officer was treated at Harborview Medical Center for biological hazard exposure and released.

The suspect was booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Assault on an Officer and Investigation of Malicious Mischief. Investigating officers requested additional charges of DUI and Hit & Run.