Police: Woman tries biting officer, man found sleeping in unlocked car
- A concerned citizen's 911 call Oct. 22 ultimately led to a Wilmington woman attempting to bite a police officer and her passenger being found sleeping in an unlocked car later that night.
A concerned citizen's 911 call Oct. 22 ultimately led to a Wilmington woman attempting to bite a police officer and her passenger being found sleeping in an unlocked car later that night.
Middletown Police received a call at around 9:30 p.m. of a black Chevrolet driving recklessly in the area of Bunker Hill Road and Merrimack Avenue.
Officers were able to locate the car and observed the driver, Lea A. Porter, 42, committing several moving violations, police said.
Police detained Porter at the scene, performed several sobriety tests, and eventually took her back to headquarters for further evaluation.
Officers also began searching for her passenger, Bruce Porter, 40, who police said fled from the car prior to the officer's arrival.
While at the Middletown Police Department headquarter, police said Ms. Porter became combative and refused to submit to additional testing.
She attempted to bite one of the arrested officers, police said.
Mr. Porter was later found sleeping in an un-locked vehicle in a nearby parking lot.
Police found him to have an active warrant on file and took him into custody without incident.
Ms. Porter was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, attempted assault of a police officer, resisting arrested, making an improper U-Turn, and failing to signal.
She was committed to the Baylor Correctional Facility in default of a $2,002 secured bond.
Mr. Porter was committed to the Howard Young Correctional Facility in reference to his outstanding warrant.
The Porters reside in the 600 block of Lindsay Road in Wilmington.