Police: Drunk woman arrested for kicking officer

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A drunk woman allegedly assaulted an officer while he tried to escort her to the hospital Saturday night.

Police say they were called to an apartment near Oxford Lane and 8th Street at 11 p.m. on a disturbance, where they found a "very intoxicated" woman but no evidence the incident was anything more than verbal. While still at the scene, the officers said the woman grew combative.

"The female became confrontational with officers and was placed in handcuffs for officer safety," a lieutenant wrote on the police blotter.

The woman eventually agreed to go to the hospital, but as she was being led out, she allegedly threw herself on the ground and started kicking one of the officers in the chest and legs. He was not seriously hurt.

Police say the move earned the woman a trip to the El Paso County jail.

The suspect, identified as 31-year-old Denise Rios, faces charges of second-degree assault.