Saco woman facing two assault charges

Posted Aug. 01, 2012, at 12:53 p.m.

SACO, Maine — A simple charge of operating under the influence turned into two counts of assault for a Saco woman early Sunday morning when she became uncooperative, according to police.

Hannah Herbold, 51, had originally been stopped for running a red light around 12:30 a.m., according to Saco Deputy Chief Jeffrey Holland.

Herbold subsequently failed field sobriety tests and was taken to the Saco police station for booking, but once there, she grew combative, according to Holland.

Herbold refused to sign the summons for OUI, kicked Saco police Officer Nicholas Stankevitz and dug Officer Robyn Gudatits in the arm with her nails, resulting in two charges of assault, Holland said.

Herbold had also made statements about wanting to harm herself, Holland said, so she was taken to Southern Maine Medical Center for evaluation. Once she was medically cleared, she was booked into the York County Jail and later released on $260 bail.

Herbold’s vehicle, which had an open bottle of beer in the center console, was towed.

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