Woman bites 3 cops during intoxicated New Year’s Eve arrest in Caledon, Ontario: police


Published January 2, 2024 at 9:30 am

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A woman and her dog were taken into custody after police say the pair took a bite out of several Ontario Provincial Police officers and a Good Samaritan in Caledon on New Year’s Eve.

The altercation happened around 3 p.m. on Dec. 31 when the OPP says officers received reports of an intoxicated person standing in the middle of the road at Highway 50 south of Highway 9 in Caledon.

Police say the woman had been throwing bottles at vehicles and people, and that the woman also had a dog that had bitten a Good Samaritan who stopped to try and assist.

When officers arrived at the scene police say they were faced with “an aggressive dog as well as a combative individual.”

Police managed to secure the dog with the help of Caledon Animal Services.

Three officers were injured during the arrest and the OPP says two were bitten by the suspect and sustained minor injuries, while the civilian who was bitten by the dog also suffered minor injuries.

Police say Caledon By-Law Enforcement Services are investigating the dog bite and the woman was arrested.

The OPP has charged a 29-year-old female from Loretto with public intoxication, mischief, resisting arrest and assault peace officer.

Police have not released the identity of the accused, who is scheduled to appear in Orangeville Provincial Court in January 2024.

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