ISP charges woman with felony assault of an officer, eluding and drug charges

Posted at 5:13 PM, Jul 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-19 00:57:52-04

Idaho State Police have charged a Boise woman with two felonies and multiple other charges after an incident at I-84 on July 17.

Korena M. Weymouth-Bell is charged with assault or battery on an officer, eluding a police officer, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving without privileges and driving without insurance.

According to a press release, "an Idaho State Trooper on patrol witnessed a vehicle driving erratic and failing to maintain its lane of travel on eastbound Interstate 84 in Nampa." The release also states a trooper then attempted to make a traffic stop, but the driver reportedly failed to stop. Officials say the driver then continued eastbound on I-84, exiting the interstate via the Meridian Road offramp.

Weymouth-Bell, "got out of her vehicle and immediately extended her right arm pointing a small mace canister at the trooper and approached him in an aggressive manner as he was standing behind the cover of the driver's door of his patrol car," according to the Idaho State Police. Idaho State Police say the trooper was not injured by Weymouth-Bell. At this point, it was reported Weymouth-Bell pushed the trooper's car door closed, in which the Idaho State Trooper tased Weymouth-Bell before she could get back into her car.

Idaho State Police say the trooper then called for paramedics to assist Weymouth-Bell, who was seen at a nearby hospital, and then booked into Ada County Jail.