Officers had their hands full early Saturday after a combative San Francisco motorist smacked into a Golden Gate toll plaza southbound traffic buffer.
Officers reported the incident unfolded at about 1:40 a.m. when 26-year-old Shawnte Alexander was driving her 1992 Lexus SC300 southbound, and in light of her "level of intoxication, she failed to maintain control of her vehicle and the front of her Lexus impacted a toll plaza water buffer and came to a stop" in the toll plaza.
She declined to provide a breath or blood sample and became combative when officers attempted to take her to jail.
"After refusing to get into the patrol car, a CHP officer attempted to assist Alexander into the vehicle and was kicked in the left side of his face. Alexander also began spitting and thrashing and was forcibly restrained," CHP Officer Eric Hohmeister said.
At the San Francisco Police Department's Mission Station, where a blood sample was taken, "Alexander repeatedly attempted to bite the CHP officers and was successful in spitting upon the blood tech," the CHP said.
She was booked in San Francisco Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence, battery on a police officer and battery on a phlebotomist. Two passengers in the car were not detained.
No one was hurt in the incident.