A woman is charged with allegedly assaulting law enforcement officers and firefighters after her car landed in a ditch Saturday.
Kio A. Thomas was arrested and charged with three counts of aggravated assault on law enforcement officers and DUI under 21 years old, according to police. Her age and place of residence was not provided by police.
About 6 p.m. Saturday, police were called to White and Parker and Honeycutt roads to investigate a report of a black Camaro in a ditch.
Officers arrived on scene and made contact with Thomas, who was partially undressed in the driver’s seat, according to a probable cause statement.
According to police, Thomas allegedly had several open containers of alcohol in the vehicle and a strong odor of alcohol on her breath. Officers said they also detected a strong odor of burnt marijuana.
Thomas appeared dazed and confused to officers, her speech was slurred, she was extremely sweaty, and her eyes were bloodshot and watery, according to the probable cause statement.
Thomas told officers that she had been drinking alcohol before driving, police said.
She was initially placed under arrest for DUI, police said.
But then she allegedly fought officers, pulling away and kicking them while screaming profanities, police said. When placed in the back of a police vehicle, Thomas allegedly tried to kick the door open, police said.
Thomas was taken to the Maricopa Police Department for processing and evaluation by Maricopa Fire/Medical personnel. During that process, Thomas allegedly threatened to kill the officers and firefighters, and kicked the firefighters, telling them she hoped their families die, according to the probable cause statement.
When Thomas requested to use the restroom, officers escorted her, but she became combative, police said. She allegedly stepped on the feet of two officers and attempted to knee one of those officers in the groin, but missed, striking his thigh, police said.