DUI Arrest Leads to Further Charges After Woman Spit at Police Officer

LACEY-On Saturday, January 3, 2015, at 2:25 a.m., Officers Adam Ewart and John McKee responded to the 800 block of DeGuise Street in Lanoka Harbor for a one-vehicle accident involving a vehicle into a telephone pole. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 19-year-old Samantha Cittadino of Sloop Creek Road in Bayville, NJ, for DUI. She was transported to police headquarters and processed. Samantha Cittadino was released to a relative in the lobby of police headquarters after receiving traffic summonses for DUI, Breath Test Refusal, Reckless Driving, Failure to Maintain Lane, and Underage DUI. In addition, she was issued a criminal summons for Underage Consumption of Alcohol. Samantha Cittadino was belligerent toward officers throughout the encounter. Upon being released and while still in the lobby of police headquarters, Samantha Cittadino became irate and shoved the person who responded to headquarters to pick her up. As a result, Samantha Cittadino was again arrested. Due to her irrational conduct, officers initiated a transport to Community Medical Center in Toms River for an evaluation. While being transported in the patrol vehicle, Samantha Cittadino continued to be belligerent toward officers then proceed to spit on Officer Julie Barcalow through the protective screen. In addition to being charged with Harassment for the incident in the lobby, Samantha Cittadino was charged with Assault on a Police Officer for spitting on the officer.

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