Woman Tries to Bite Cops After Drunken Driving Arrest: Best of the Blotter
Here are some of the weirdest police reports and incidents from departments across the region.
Here are this week's most bizarre police calls, reports and charges. All information was provided by police reports from departments in Patch communities. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Be careful, she bites - Bath Township Police got a few calls on Nov. 24 about a driver who was all over the road on I-77 north.
Officers caught up with Michelle Mahnen, 39, of Wadsworth, in the 77 north rest area. She was attempting to get back on the highway.
According to the report, she smelled of alcohol and was slurring her speech. When she refused a sobriety test, she was arrested.
While she was at the station, things got a little hairy.
According to police, Mahnen refused to take a breath test and started getting combative with officers, taking a fighting stance and attempting to bite them.
No one was injured and Mahnen was taken to the Summit County Jail. Police charged her with driving under the influence, open container and obstructing official business.
Drunken driver tells wife, "I'll be in jail" - When a Twinsburg Police officer approached a car he had pulled over on Dec. 1, he found the driver on the phone.
The 42-year-old man, who smelled heavily of alcohol, was on the phone with his wife and telling her he was going to be in jail, according to the police report.
The officer let the man finish his conversation and then had him perform a field sobriety test, which he performed poorly on, the report reads.
The man provided a breath sample at the Twinsburg jail, registering a .164, more than double the legal limit of .08.
Radio personality caught drunken driving - Comedian and Cleveland radio personality Chad Zumock was arrested and charged with drunken driving in Lakewood on Nov. 30.
Zumock, a Lakewood resident, was driving east on Lake Avenue when his Chevy Cruze went into the westbound lane before hitting a tree, police reported.
The 37-year-old co-host of the Alan Cox Show on WMMS, who lives just a couple blocks away from the incident, was not injured in the crash and refused to take a breathalyzer test.
According to the police report, he was traveling 20 mph in a posted 35 mph zone.
Zumock was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence, failure to control and a seatbelt violation.