Melissa Karen Tippet, a 48-year-old Jonesboro woman who was pulled over for careless driving, urinated on a police officer who was trying to search her.
According to a Jonesboro Police Department report, Tippet, 48, was driving a gray Ford Taurus without her headlights on around 8:30 P.M. on Wednesday, April 19, when local police pulled her over for a traffic stop.
Via Arkansas Online:
When an officer stopped her in the 300 block of State Street in Jonesboro, he smelled an “odor of intoxicants coming from her” and found that her driver’s license had been suspended, the report said. He told Tippett to walk to his vehicle, but while she was walking, “she kept swaying and losing her balance,” police said. The officer said her eyes were “glossy red.”
A second officer attempted to search Tippett before she entered the vehicle. That officer told Tippett to stand in front of the vehicle and spread her feet apart for the search.
“Tippett would not spread her feet apart,” the officer said in the report. “I continued to give her verbal commands to spread her feet apart, and Tippett stated no multiple times.”
When the officer spread Tippet’s feet apart to search her, she began to urinate on him.
“As I was searching Tippett began to urinate, and my left hand was soaked in urine,” the officer said.
A subsequent breathalyzer test revealed that Tippett’s BAC was .17, which is double the legal limit.
Tippett faces charges of DWI, driving while license canceled, suspended, or revoked, aggravated assault upon a certified law enforcement officer, and careless and prohibited driving.
She is currently being held in the Craighead County jail in lieu of $2,525 bond and is set to appear in court on Monday, April 24.