WARREN (WWJ) -- What started as an arrest for impaired driving ended with multiple injuries for Michigan State Police troopers.
According to MSP, a Metro North trooper pulled over a woman for suspected impaired driving in the early hours of Monday on I-696 near Mound Road in Warren.
After determining that the 24-year-old suspect from Clinton Township was under the influence, she was taken into custody without incident.
But things soon took a turn for the worse as the woman became angry while being fingerprinted, throwing one of the department-owned phones on the ground and breaking it.
She then refused to walk, making herself “dead weight” as troopers tried to place her into a patrol car.
As she was being driven to Oakland County Jail, the woman kicked a trooper in the face, resulting in a black eye.
Once at the jail, she continued to resist during her booking, and bit two deputies in the process. She was eventually jailed, and the troopers did not require medical treatment.
Meanwhile, a separate incident that involved an impaired driver on I-696 on Sunday night — this time near Campbell Road in Royal Oak — also resulted in injuries for an MSP deputy.
Investigators say the trooper who made the traffic stop was going to arrest the suspect when he resisted, leaving the trooper with several scratches. Backup units arrived and the driver was eventually taken into custody.
“This weekend we saw suspects attempting to injure troopers during arrests,” MSP First Lieutenant Mike Shaw said in a statement. “I am proud of the troopers who used their training and experience to continue to de-escalate these incidents and keep the public and themselves safe.”
Charges are pending in both incidents.