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Police: Woman Assaulted Officer During DWI Arrest

A St. Louis County woman had her 6-year-old daughter in her car when she was arrested for drunk driving and assaulted a police officer, according to police.

Rachel Wilcox, 27, of unincorporated West St. Louis County was charged Thursday with driving while intoxicated.

According to Officer Melissa Doss with the St. Peters Police Department, tDoss said the woman's 6-year-old daughter was in the car at the time.

Doss also tells Patch, that during the arrest Wilcox attempted to spit on one police officer, then she allegedly slapped another officer in the face in the booking area. 

Authorities said Wilcox was initially pulled over after a bystander called police to report Wilcox’s vehicle swerving near the intersection of Mid Rivers Mall Drive and Cottleville Parkway.

Police said prior to pulling Wilcox over, officers also witnessed additional traffic violations.

Doss said once Wilcox's child was found in the backseat of the car, the Division of Family Services was notified. However, the child was released to another adult close to the family.

William Braudis January 28, 2013 at 04:36 PM
Wonderful mother. Not to worry, some Judge will release her after given her a speech.
mark c January 28, 2013 at 08:19 PM
We love alcohol in the states, Our country relies on it to make alot of money. But It's legal to have bars so we can drink in. How does the cops and courts think they get home?
William Braudis January 28, 2013 at 08:39 PM
mark c. Mark poolice just donot use deir heads. It would be too danjerus for a drunk to walk hom. driven is the saftest way for them to get hom.
X95MP February 06, 2013 at 07:02 PM
@ MARK DRINK RESPOSIBLE ALL THE BARS WILL CALL YOU A CAB OR GET A RIDE, I PERSONALLY KNOW THE FEELING OF LOSING A YOUNG DAUGHTER TO A DRUNK DRIVER AND WORKED IN LAW INFORCEMENT. NO EXCUSE TO GET BEHIND THE WHEEL....
Robert Frick April 16, 2013 at 07:37 PM
This woman needs some serious help. I sincerely hope she chooses to get herself off drugs and alcohol before she kills herself or someone else.

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