Woman arrested after alleged melee with police officer
Belfast — A 26-year-old Lincolnville woman was arrested on several charges after she allegedly engaged in a scuffle with a local police officer as he attempted to detain her Monday, Nov. 19.
Katrina Simpson, 26, of Lincolnville was arrested on charges of operating under the influence, refusing to submit to arrest, and assault following a series of incidents that reportedly occurred at a residence on Ryan Road, which is just off Route 1.
Belfast Detective Sgt. Bryan Cunningham said the trouble started when police received an anonymous report of a woman who was driving while intoxicated with her children in the car.
Cunningham said officers eventually located the driver, who was later identified as Simpson, at an apartment complex on Ryan Road. She told police she had had nothing to drink since she arrived there, but Cunningham said the officers determined she was intoxicated.
As Officer Matthew Cook went to place Simpson under arrest, Cunningham said, Simpson put up a fight and the struggle resulted in a minor injury for Cook. Cunningham said Cook was not seriously hurt.
"They just ended up rolling around on the floor," said Cunningham.
Aside from Cook, Cunningham said, no one else was hurt in the incident.
Cunningham said police obtained a blood sample from Simpson to determine what her blood alcohol content was at the time of the incident, but those results were still pending as of Monday afternoon, Nov. 26.
Simpson is scheduled to appear at Fifth District Court in Belfast on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.