Woman bites Bremerton officer’s finger during rainy traffic stop

BREMERTON – A Bremerton woman was charged with assault in the third degree after she allegedly bit a Bremerton Police Officer’s finger during a traffic stop Jan. 27.

BREMERTON – A Bremerton woman was charged with assault in the third degree after she allegedly bit a Bremerton Police Officer’s finger during a traffic stop Jan. 27.

According to a BPD report, a Bremerton Police Officer was driving north on Perry Avenue while on patrol around 9:45 p.m. It was raining. The officer observed a southbound SUV drive toward him at a speed of about 30mph.

“As it approached and passed me, to my astonishment, I observed a woman in a thin black mini skirt type dress lying on the hood, on her stomach, facing forward,” the officer wrote.

The officer pulled the SUV over. There was loud music coming from the vehicle. The woman, 30, of Bremerton, slid off the hood and staggered around to meet the officer. She was soaking wet from the rain.

The officer called for backup, as the male driver of the SUV was suspected of DUI. The driver had a Florida license and the woman had an ID from Alaska. According to the driver, the woman was his fiancé.

As the driver was being evaluated, the woman allegedly obstructed the officers. An officer politely tried to stop the woman from obstructing, but she kept putting her hands on the officer’s face and became aggressive, so she was arrested.

The woman managed to slip her hand out of one cuff and started hitting the officers with the handcuff, striking one of the officers in the face. The woman also allegedly bit one of the officer’s fingers, causing it to bleed.

“As I pried my finger out of her jaws I observed it bleeding extensively with two deep lacerations to the bone,” an officer wrote. “(the woman) was eventually cuffed and secured, yelling, ‘I taste your blood in my mouth.’”

The officer was treated at Harrison Medical Center ER.

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