Woman accused of assaulting 2 officers

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Copperas Cove Police say a 34 year old woman is facing charges of assaulting two Cove police officers after a Sunday incident that started out as a report of a reckless driver.

Police had gotten a call about a woman driving erratically in the area of South Main Street about 8:45 p.m.

When they got there, they spotted a 2016 Gray Ford Escape driving without headlights and weaving in traffic.

Officers spotted it coming out of  a restaurant parking lot and almost striking another vehicle.

The officer turned on his overhead lights and the driver stopped, but drove off as the officer got out of his car.

The car finally stopped again in a parking lot in the 300 block of South Main.

The driver, later identified as Ashley Renee Ambler, got out of the car yelling, ignoring commands to stay in the car and continuing to yell and cry about her husband being addicted to crack cocaine.

The officer observed two small children in the vehicle and in an arrest affidavit said he noticed she had “an overbearing odor associated with the consumption of alcoholic beverages emitting from her person.”

As the officer spoke to her about her drinking and driving she began hitting him in the chest at which point he and another officer took her to the ground and handcuffed her before putting her in a patrol unit.

The arrest affidavit said she then began attempting to kick the windows out of the patrol unit as a female officer arrived on the scene.

They opened the car door to try to calm her and she kicked one officer in the arm and kicked the female officer in the chest arms and hands.

Officers managed to get her to the jail and into a padded cell with the arrest affidavit saying when her handcuffs were removed she grabbed an officers arm and inflicted scratches.

She was booked into the jail on charges of resisting arrest, driving while intoxicated with children under the age of fifteen in the car and two counts of assault on a public servant.

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