A Baltimore woman was being held Monday at the Carroll County Detention Center after police say she fled the scene of an accident she caused while driving drunk and then allegedly spit on and kicked officers following her arrest.
Betsy Jones, 34, of the 200 block of Rupert Circle, has been charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, driving under the influence, negligent driving and various other traffic counts, according to electronic documents. Jones' bail has been set at $7,500 and she remained incarcerated as of 5 p.m. Monday.
Maryland State Police were sent to the intersection of Md. 140 and Malcolm Drive for a report of a crash Friday night and found two vehicles, a silver GMC Sierra truck and a silver Honda Accord, with significant body damage. Witnesses told the trooper they had seen a woman get out of the truck and walk east on Md. 140, according to arresting documents.
The trooper went in the same direction until another witness flagged him down and said the woman was hiding in a Dumpster in the 900 block of Baltimore Boulevard. The trooper opened the lid to containers and found a woman who identified herself as Jones, and said she had been the driver of the truck involved in the collision, according to documents.
The trooper reported smelling alcohol on the woman's breath, and when asked if she had consumed any alcoholic beverages recently, the woman admitted to drinking one beer earlier in the day, according to documents. The woman agreed to take a sobriety test and during the walk and turn portion, she lost her footing, stepped off of the line, and, according to charging documents, said, "I can't even stand like this when I'm sober."
After being told she was under arrest for driving under the influence, the woman began to pull her right arm out of the trooper's grasp and step away from him, according to documents. A Carroll County Sheriff's deputy witnessed the woman yell and become belligerent and, once placed in the patrol vehicle, spit out of the vehicle, charging documents say.
After arriving at the Westminster Barrack, the woman refused submit to an alcohol concentration test, according to documents. She was then placed back in the patrol vehicle, where she allegedly began kicking the passenger side door, preventing the door from being shut and allegedly kicked multiple troopers in their chests, according to documents.
The woman was taken to Carroll Hospital Center, where her alleged disorderly behavior continued, the trooper wrote in charging documents. Once she was released, the trooper transported her to the Carroll County Detention Center, where she allegedly spit on one officer and allegedly bit the finger of a second who was trying to put a spit mask on her, according to documents.