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CPD: Gets car stuck on RR tracks, kicks one officer, bites another

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A Morgan Township resident was arrested Sunday on multiple charges after Chesterton Police said that she battered several officers after being taken into custody on a charge of operating while intoxicated.

Jordan Elizabeth Jones, 22, of 98S 700E, was charged with OWI, battery, battery by bodily waste, battery to law enforcement, resisting law enforcement, criminal mischief, and disorderly conduct, police said.

According to police, at 4:14 a.m. officers were dispatched to the Norfolk Southern grade-crossing on Calumet Road, just north of Broadway, after Jones left the roadway, turned east onto the tracks, and got her vehicle stuck. In fact, police said, a passing train apparently clipped the rear passenger’s quarter panel, although Jones herself was not injured.

Jones showed signs of intoxication, failed several field sobriety test, and subsequently registered a blood alcohol content of .226 percent on a blood test administered at the Franciscan Alliance ER department on Indian Boundary Road, police said. Motorists in Indiana are considered legally intoxicated when they score a B.A.C. of .08 percent or higher.

Informed that she was being taken into custody on a charge of OWI, Jones begin resisting officers and yelling “Let me go,” police said. When told that she would be charged with resisting and disorderly conduct if she didn’t cease, Jones “yelled very loud ‘I don’t (expletive) care,” police said.

Several officers were needed to place Jones in the squad car, in the process of which she kicked one of them in the jaw, forcing the officer’s head back and into the squad car’s door frame, police said.

Then, while en route to Porter County Jail, Jones “bashed her head into the cages several times and knocked herself out,” prompting the transporting officer to take her instead to Porter Regional Hospital, police said.

Once in the ER, officers removed Jones’ restraints, at which point she kicked a nurse “in the crotch area and stomach,” police said. She also spit blood and saliva onto another officer’s eyes and mouth and managed to bite through the officer’s safety glove, “breaking the skin and exposing the wound to her saliva and blood,” police said.

That officer—as well as a paramedic on whom Jones reportedly spitted—received blood borne pathogens treatment, police said.

Jones required six stitches to the forehead, was medically cleared, and transported to Porter County Jail.


Posted 12/3/2102