According to ABC 7 Chicago, King, 32, was pulled over at approximately 2:30 a.m. a couple of Saturdays ago in the 3200-block of Harlem in Riverside for speeding. She subsequently failed six field sobriety tests and a plastic cup of Remi Martin was found in her vehicle, according to police.
King ultimately took a breathalyzer and blew a 0.16 blood-alcohol level, which is twice the legal limit. It was at about this time that King started to get violent.
Riverside police officials provided the following account of the events that transpired during King’s booking:
“While she was being fingerprinted and booked, she broke away from the officers and started to kick and punch the live scan booking machine. She then started to violently fight with the arresting officers in the booking room. She punched, kicked and spit directly in one of the officer’s face, mouth, eyes and nose. This fight continued in such a violent manner that the Riverside 911 Center asked for assistance in the booking room. The Lyons Police Department dispatched personnel to assist Riverside.”
The police officer who was directly assaulted was transported to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood. He was released later that morning with no reported serious injuries or conditions.
Drunk driving in itself is a serious and potentially fatal crime that costs more than $37 billion annually and tens of thousands of lives every year. In addition to felony aggravated drunk driving, King was also charged with aggravated battery to a police officer, obstruction of identification, resisting arrest, misdemeanor drunken driving, driving with no valid driver’s license and several other traffic related citations.
As alluded to at the beginning of this piece, this is not King’s first run-in with police. According to law enforcement officials, she has a record of past arrests for things such as obstruction, invasion of privacy, traffic offenses, assault, damage to property, and theft.