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Drunk Utah woman assaults Lyft driver then two nurses at hospital, cops say

drunk woman assaults lyft driver then two nurses at hospital

Nov. 29 2021, Published 1:27 p.m. ET

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A drunk woman in Utah turned a domestic violence incident into an assault of a Lyft driver and two health care workers, according to police.

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On Nov. 26, officials said a 42-year-old woman was riding in the back of a Lyft ride with a companion when she became angry.

The woman hit the companion in the nose, causing the victim to have a bloody nose, police said.

From there, authorities said the woman assaulted the Lyft driver, as the driver was hit several times in the arm and face. However, the driver choose not to pursue charges against the woman.

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Police arrived at the scene and said the woman appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, so they took her into custody and transported her to the Utah Valley Hospital for medical clearance, KSL News Radio reported.

When the woman arrived at the hospital, she became even more aggressive and refused to get out of the police car, officials said. Multiple officers were needed to get her safely inside the hospital.

Once inside, the woman was receiving aid from the medical staff when she kicked one of the nurses in the back. She also slapped another nurse in the chest with an open hand, authorities said.

Because of the high level of alcohol in her system, the woman spent several hours in the hospital, police said.

According to authorities, she was arrested for assault of two health care workers and is also being investigated for simple assault.


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