Florida woman drives on four flat tires, accused of biting deputy

A Florida woman is accused of biting a deputy after being pulled over for allegedly driving drunk.

Janice Hastings, 60, was spotted driving recklessly on Sunday in the Florida Keys, and parked her 2005 Cadillac in the drive-thru of a McDonald’s restaurant, according to FlKeysNews.

When authorities confronted Hastings while she was eating in the front seat of her vehicle, she put the vehicle in drive and drove off. A chase ensued, in which Hastings drove 45 mph on the outside lane of a highway and police deployed spike strips to puncture her tires.

Hastings continued to drive on four flat tires until eventually coming to a stop, but refusing to open her car door or windows, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office told FlKeysNews.

After deputies broke a window and removed her from the vehicle, Hastings refused to take a roadside sobriety test or spit out the gum she was chewing. When a deputy attempted to remove the gum from her mouth, she bit him, according to FlKeysNews.

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Hastings was arrested and charged with fleeing and eluding police, reckless driving, driving under the influence of alcohol, battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest with violence.

She was released from jail on Monday after posting $30,000 bond.

Read more at FlKeysNews.

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