Nelson police officers spit on, kicked

Nelson police officers sustained minor injuries while transporting an aggressive North Shore woman to hospital following her arrest.

Two Nelson police officers sustained minor injuries while transporting an aggressive North Shore woman to hospital following her arrest under the Mental Health Act.

Police received a call Wednesday at 5:20 a.m. reporting the woman was allegedly damaging the inside of her home in a fit of rage. When officers arrived at her house, the 44-year-old fled on foot. Police found her inside an unoccupied residence nearby.

While transporting the woman to Kootenay Lake Hospital for further assessment, the woman kicked two officers in the leg and one of the officers sustained a minor injury. No charges were laid and the woman remains in treatment at KLH.

Officer spit on during arrest

A male was charged with assault to a police officer after spitting in the face of a Nelson Police officer who was arresting him under the Mental Health Act.

On Monday at 2:20 p.m. Chahko Mika Mall staff reported a male refusing to leave the premises as directed. The man had been banned from the mall as a result of previous incidences of inappropriate behaviour there.

The 26-year-old fled when police arrived, but officers caught up with him near the Lakeside Park playing fields. He was known to police and when officers tried to arrest him, he became aggressive and spit in the face of one officer.

The male was held until a court appearance the next day, then released on conditions.

Man arrested in domestic assault

A police officer was also spit on by an intoxicated man arrested for allegedly assaulting his wife.

Police responded to the domestic dispute in Fairview Wednesday morning at 12:50 a.m.

A 29-year-old was being transported to the police station when he became aggressive toward the officers. He was charged with assault and assault of a police officer and will remain in custody until his court appearance on August 14.

Vehicle impounded

A Red Deer woman had her vehicle impounded for impaired driving in the parking lot of A&W in Nelson.

The 55-year-old blew over 0.08 blood alcohol content on a breathalyzer test administered by police after they noticed she was displaying symptoms of being impaired.

Police also seized a large quantity of partially consumed alcohol from her car, which she admitted to consuming around 8 a.m. prior to beginning her road trip.

The woman received the maximum administrative penalty under BC impaired driving legislation: a 90 day driving suspension and 30 day vehicle impoundment.

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