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  Female Arrested for Assault Police and Refuse to Provide Breath Samples

Mar 20, 2017 12:14 ET

A 42-year-old female was arrested after punching an officer in the face and then refusing to provide a breath sample in Whitby.

On Friday, March 17, 2017, at approximately 6:30 p.m., officers from Traffic Services Branch responded to the area of Brock Street North in Whitby for a possible impaired driver. Officers located the suspect vehicle parked at a residential home. Officers investigated a female and during the conversation, the officer was struck in the face. The female was arrested for assaulting a police officer.

Shanan BUTKOVIC, age 42, of Pinebrook Crescent in Whitby, is charged with: Impaired Operation; Fail to Provide Breath Sample and Assault Police. She was later released on a Promise to Appear.

Anyone with any new information about this incident is asked to contact Traffic Services Branch at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 7885.

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