Cops: Woman battled officers after leaving crash scene
A 38-year-old Fairfield woman faces charges after police said she left the scene of an accident and then kicked and spit at police officers attempting to take her into custody just after midnight Sunday morning.
Holly Bittman struck another car in rear and fled the scene to her Mona Terrace home, followed by the driver of the car she struck, police said. When the other driver pulled up to Bittman's house, he said she began to scream and yell and threaten him and pound on the hood of his car, prompting him to call 911, according to the report.
Bittman told police it was the other driver who had threatened her, police said.
When officers asked Bittman if she'd been in an accident, she replied that she might have been. She allegedly told one officer to leave, and then invited another officer into her house for drinks, according to the report. It's also alleged that Bittman hit an officer in the chest with an open hand, and was belligerent and uncooperative.
After she was placed in the back seat of the patrol car, the report stated that she began kicking at the windows. An officer opened the patrol car door, and Bittman then kicked him in the chest with the heel of her boot, he said. She also spat at two officers, according to the report.
During processing at police headquarters, Bittman refused to take off her jewelry as requested and tried to grab her watch back from police, according to the report.
Bittman was charged with assault on a police officer, interfering with a police officer, breach of peace and evading responsibility. She was initially given a $2,500 bond, but the bail commissioner reduced it to a promise to appear March 14 in Bridgeport Superior Court.