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A Warren woman is in the Warren County Jail after she allegedly choked a man and then spat in the face of an officer who arrested her while she was apparently driving under the influence.
Valerie A. Kiser, 31, of Warren, is charged with aggravated assault, strangulation, threatening terrorism, obstruction of justice, resisting arrest, two counts of common assault, impaired driving and numerous summary traffic violations.
According to the probable cause affidavit, Warren City police responded to a call for a domestic assault shortly before midnight Wednesday. The caller told police that Kiser allegedly threatened and assaulted him, and said he couldn’t breathe while Kiser choked him. He told police that Kiser then drove off.
Police said they knew Kiser did not have a valid driver’s license.
Police found a vehicle matching the description given by the caller and stopped it after witnessing a traffic violation, according to the affidavit, finding Kiser driving.
“Kiser had glassy bloodshot eyes, an odor of liquor emanating from his breath, and did not cooperate with the officer’s requests,” according to the police. She did not produce the documents requested of her.
“I asked Kiser out of the vehicle several times to conduct my DUI investigation,” said the police. “Kiser failed to get out of the vehicle…had to be physically removed from the vehicle as she began to fight officers.”
She turned around and spat in the face of the officer putting her in the patrol car, according to the affidavit.
Kiser was arraigned Thursday before District Judge Daniel Miller and taken to the Warren County Jail after failing to post $25,000 bond.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, June 15 at 11 a.m.