When a woman from Missoula, Montana was placed under arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol she allegedly became unruly and delivered a kick to the head of one of the responding officers.
On Friday night, a woman who had been shopping in a convenience store was seen by someone as she exited the establishment and reportedly got into her vehicle.
The onlooker got the impression that the woman had been drinking too much to drive, and they notified the authorities to alert them about the possibly dangerous situation.
The Missoula police dispatched to the address of the convenience store and saw that the vehicle reported by the caller was on the road at an intersection in front of the building.
The driver, who was later identified as Sierra Schmaus, allegedly refused to provide her identification to the officers. It was deemed during the exchange between Schmaus and the officers that the woman had been operating her car after imbibing too much alcohol to do so legally.
The police took Schmaus into custody for their suspicions, and during her detention, the woman allegedly became very non-compliant.
Schmaus was accused of thrashing her body around and kicking wildly as the police attempted to secure her in their car, and one of the officers was allegedly struck many times, including once in the head, by her foot.
After Schmaus was subdued and taken to the jail she was booked for suspicion of DUI, assault on a peace officer, resisting arrest, and obstructing a peace officer.
The officer who was allegedly assaulted by Schmaus during the incident was reported as not needing professional medical care for any injuries they might have sustained during the altercation.
If you or someone you love is suspected of a DUI, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.