|A Murfreesboro woman who crashed her vehicle Saturday in the parking lot of Chelsea Place Apartments is facing multiple charges for allegedly assaulting three police officers as she was being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Kamosha K. Branch has been charged with a DUI first offense, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, failing to report an accident, and resisting arrest, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department arrest report.
The 23-year-old Detroit native has also been charged with three counts of assault in connection with the incident, which culminated with Officer Jacob Fountain receiving minor injuries to his right arm.
The incident began when Branch reportedly struck a curb, which resulted in part of the car being torn off, and tried to flee from police.
After several commands, Branch stopped but “could only clumsily fumble around with the ignition” and stereo controls as she tried to turn off the car, Office David Kelch reported.
“I determined Branch, who had admitted to drinking two shots of tequila and taking various prescription medications, to be driving under the influence,” Kelch reported. “As I attempted to arrest her, Branch began to fight.”
During the altercation, Branch – sporting only a two-piece bathing suit – allegedly attacked Fountain and Kelch, prompting them to call for a female officer when her clothing “became partially compromised as she struggled,” he reported.
When Officer Hayley Alden responded to the scene, she was “kicked by Branch when she tried to fix her garments,” Kelch reported.
Once she was subdued, however, Alden managed to cover Branch with a T-shirt, so that she could be taken to Middle Tennessee Medical Center for evaluation.
After being cleared medically, Branch was transported to the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, where she was held on a $7,000 bond.
She is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing Wednesday, Aug. 8, in General Sessions Court.