AUSTIN, (KXAN) - A woman who said she'd been celebrating being allowed to shed her court-ordered ankle bracelet was charged with DWI and assaulting a state trooper after a traffic stop Wednesday night.
The trooper was kicked to the groin while making the arrest, according to the arrest warrant affidavit for Melissa Rice, 32.
According to the affidavit, Rice was pulled over for speeding on U.S. 290 Wednesday night. The report said Rice displayed signs of intoxication and admitted to having a few drinks at a local gentleman’s club.
After administering field sobriety tasks, the trooper said he determined Rice was driving while intoxicated and placed her under arrest.
The affidavit said she continuously argued and refused orders when the trooper attempted to get her in the vehicle. Rice would not place her leg in the car, according to the report. The trooper said he grabbed her leg and told her to comply.
“She said no,” said the trooper. “She kicked her leg out of my grasp, turned her body toward me, bent her leg toward her torso and kicked outward, striking me in the groin.”
The document stated Rice repeatedly apologized to the trooper when he told her she had assaulted an officer. He was then able to place her in the car.
After Rice was secure in the backseat, she continued her aggressive behavior and started to deny kicking the trooper, said the Department of Public Safety.
Rice was charged with a DWI and assault on a public servant.
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