Boise Police Sergeant injured after woman resists arrest

Posted at 1:54 PM, May 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-03 15:54:09-04

BOISE, Idaho — A Boise woman is behind bars after attempting to resist arrest, injuring an officer in the process.

Boise Police say officers pulled over a vehicle, driven by 27-year-old Tiffany Curl, near Ustick Road and Gretchen Way early Friday morning after it was swerving between lanes. Police say that's when a BPD sergeant realized Curl had two active felony warrants in Ada County for failure to appear. When the sergeant was speaking with Curl, he noticed signs of impairment.

When he attempted to place Curl under arrest, she put the vehicle into "drive" and tried to drive away. The driver's door was open, and the sergeant was trapped in the doorway of the vehicle briefly before being knocked to the ground.

Curl drove away to a nearby neighboorhood. When officers found her, she tried to run away, but after a short struggle she was taken into custody.

Officers say they found a small amount of a substance they suspect is heroin, and drug paraphernalia.

Curl was booked into the Ada County Jail on charges of Assault or Battery Upon Certain Personnel (F), Possession of a Controlled Substance (F), Failure to Appear- Two Counts (F), Resisting or Obstructing Officers (m), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (m) and Driving Under the Influence (m).

The sergeant was checked on scene and cleared. Medics say his injuries are minor.