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Police: Woman kicks officer in groin

Updated 8:59 am, Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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DARIEN -- Katherine Sullivan, 22, of 521 Hollow Tree Ridge Road, was arrested Monday, Feb. 24, on charges of driving while intoxicated, assaulting a police officer and interfering with an officer, after police said she kicked an officer in the groin.

Police stopped Sullivan at around 12:30 a.m. after an officer saw her driving her 2013 Honda CRV without headlights. Police said Sullivan stopped at a green light and then made an abrupt turn on to Brookside Road where the officer pulled her over.

The officer reported smelling alcohol coming from Sullivan and said her eyes were glassy and her speech was slurred. When asked for her identification, Sullivan dropped her driver's license on the ground outside the driver's side door, the report stated.

When Sullivan exited the vehicle, an officer noticed that she was wearing two different shoes.

She subsequently failed her field sobriety tests and was transported to police headquarters, where she became uncooperative with police, according to the report.

She refused an attorney and would not submit to a Breathalyzer, the report said.

Initially, Sullivan willingly walked to the holding cell but refused to enter it until she could speak with her parents, whom she told police were out of the country.

Police attempted to place her in the holding cell a second time. She refused again, saying she wouldn't go in to the cell until she had a copy of the United States Constitution, according to police. Police refused and attempted to place her in the holding cell, according to the report.

Sullivan then kicked the reporting officer in the groin, who fell to his knees in pain, according the report.

She was held in lieu of a $5,000 bond and was arraigned later that day.