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Woman accused of DUI, assaulting officers; 1 bitten on leg

July 14, 2019

SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania woman faces charges of speeding and driving under the influence in New Jersey and assaulting several arresting officers, biting one on the leg.

The Ocean County prosecutor’s office alleges that 30-year-old Jessica Hayes of Bensalem drove more than twice the 35 mph speed limit in Island Beach State Park on Saturday. They say she then drove into Seaside Park, where she was found at a bank.

Prosecutors say she appeared intoxicated and field sobriety tests were done. They allege that when officers tried to arrest Hayes, she assaulted two Seaside Park officers and a state park police sergeant. Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer said the sergeant was bitten on the leg.

It wasn’t clear whether Hayes had an attorney; a message left for her Saturday wasn’t immediately returned.

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