A Venezuelan woman is facing eight charges after she attacked police officers during a routine police stop.
According to police reports, officers of the Arima Traffic Staff were conducting foot patrols along Pro Queen Street in Arima, when they observed a woman in the driver seat of a vehicle that was parked in a no-parking zone.
The officers approached the woman and asked for her driving documents, which she produced.
However, the officers were of the opinion that the international driver’s license which was produced was fraudulent and began questioning her further.
However, the woman became confrontational and refused to exit the vehicle when asked.
When she was guided out of the car she started attacking the officers, while cursing at them.
One of the officers was kicked to the groin, while the other was slapped and scratched.
The woman was subsequently detained and brought to the Arima police station.
The two injured officers were then taken for medical treatment and discharged.
The woman faces charges of obscene language, resisting arrest, driving with no DP, driving with no COI, breach of a traffic sign, disorderly behaviour, and two charges of assaulting police officers.
The charges were laid by W/Cpl Porter, and the woman is expected to appear before an Arima Magistrate today.
Part of the incident was captured on cameras which was then uploaded to social media sites.
A man on the scene who cursed at the officers for arresting the woman was confronted by police and was even seen being escorted away from the scene in the footage.
However, the man who was confronted by the officers then denied it was him, and placed the blame on other onlookers.
According to police reports, this individual was not arrested, but was warned and released.
More on this as it becomes available.
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