Woman charged with DUI and resisting arrest after almost hitting state trooper

28-year-old Courtney Murphy was charged with DUI, implied consent, resisting arrest, and tampering with evidence after almost hitting a state trooper, becoming disorderly during a field sobriety test, and refusing to obey a search warrant order for a blood test.

On February 24th, Officer Austin Myers responded to a call at Providence Trail and Village Drive to provide back up for Trooper Matt Merica on a traffic stop. When the officer arrived on scene, he was advised by Trooper Merica that his patrol vehicle was almost hit by a red Kia Optima. The trooper stopped the vehicle and Officer Myers made contact with the driver, who was identified as Courtney Murphy. The officer noticed the smell of alcohol coming from Courtney’s breath and person.

Courtney Murphy (MJPD)

Officer Myers conducted several standard field sobriety tests and Courtney displayed instances of impairment. During the tests, Courtney became disorderly and refused to continue any tests. Officer Murphy was forced to take Courtney to the ground in order to get her into custody. Officer Myers then explained implied consent and Courtney refused, then received a search warrant to test Courtney’s blood alcohol content and she refused to obey the order.

Courtney Murphy was arrested and charged with DUI, Implied Consent, Resisting Arrest, and Tampering with Evidence. Her bond was set at $2,000.

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