Woman arrested after allegedly fighting police while intoxicated in drive thru

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. – A woman was arrested Saturday after allegedly fighting police while intoxicated in the drive thru of a Taco Bell in Mishawaka, according to the probable cause affidavit.

On August 7, officers with the Mishawaka Police Department were called to the restaurant for reports of an unruly motorist, according to court documents.

When police arrived, they found 38-year-old Terra Lindsley parked in the drive thru lane.

Lindsley was wearing a Budweiser bracelet consistent with recent patronage at a bar, smelled of alcoholic beverages, and had slurred speech, according to court documents.

Lindsley was told to exit her car nine times before managing to do so, court documents said.

When officers began to initiate an OWI investigation, Lindsley would not comply with instructions, court documents said.

When an officer tried to handcuff Lindsley, she struggled away from him and tried to walk away, according to court documents.

Once she was put in handcuffs, Lindsley continued to be uncooperative and was put into the back of the police car, where she continued to struggle and began banging her head against the inside of the car, court documents said.

Lindsley then screamed at the officers, “I didn’t hurt anybody,” laid down on the seat, and kicked an officer three times, according to court documents.

She then continued to kick in the back of the police car, according to court documents.

Police took her to jail, where numerous jail officers were required to restrain her. Lindsley also tried to bite jail staff in the process, court documents said.

Lindsley was charged with one count of battery against a public safety official, according to the probable cause affidavit.

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