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Inmate attempts to bite jailer

Published: 10:18 AM, 11/08/2012

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-A woman just arrested for DUI and other charges this morning (Nov. 8) allegedly tried to bite a correctional officer at the Cocke County Jail after first hitting him twice with her fist, the Newport Police Department reported.

The arresting officer, NPD Patrolman Derek Wright, said he was driving behind Melissa N. Ramsey, 43, of 1606 West U.S. Highway 25/70 at Thinwood Drive, at about 3 a.m., and clocked her driving 51 mph in a 40 mph zone.

Wright told The Newport Plain Talk that although he turned his blue lights on, Ramsey kept driving for several blocks before pulling into the parking lot of Westgate Tire.

Wright said that when he approached the vehicle, Ramsey allegedly smelled of alcohol and had slurred speech. She did poorly on four field sobriety tests, Wright stated.

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