Woman arrested for public order offences after "behaving erratically" in Mansfield
A woman who was “behaving erratically” and arrested for a series of public order offences in Mansfield is believed to have been ‘suffering mental health episode or under the influence of drugs’ police say.
An arrest was made after a car collided into bollards and railings this morning. The driver failed to stop for police in Abbott Road, Mansfield, at around 7.15am today (Friday.)
A woman had been reported ‘behaving erratically’ going through a fast-food drive-through.
Nottinghamshire Police were also told the same woman had been throwing hand sanitiser in a supermarket and driven a car onto the pavement in Chester Street, knocking over bins.
Mansfield response sergeant Joseph Hall said: "We saw a car in Abbott Road and made the decision not to pursue due to the high-risk nature of the circumstances and information we'd received about the driver behaving erratically.
"The incident was bought to a safe conclusion when the vehicle came to a stop after crashing, no one was harmed.
The 29-year-old was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and failing to stop for police.
She was also arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated common assault and assault by beating an emergency worker after an officer was hit and racially abused. Another officer was spat at.
"We believe the arrested woman is suffering a mental health episode and was possibly under the influence of drugs. This was a really serious incident that could have had far worse consequences,” he added
"We can't tolerate abuse of our officers. Using racist comments is absolutely unacceptable."
The woman remains in custody.