Belfast police: Woman attacked boyfriend on drive home from pub

Posted Feb. 04, 2013, at 7:14 p.m.

BELFAST, Maine — A woman accused of punching and kicking her boyfriend while he was driving them home to the Kennebec County town of China was arrested early Sunday morning.

Shana L. Harriman, 26, and the man apparently had begun fighting at a downtown pub, according to a report from the Belfast Police Department.

“There was alcohol involved,” Detective Sgt. Bryan Cunningham said Monday.

The two hadn’t left the city limits when Harriman allegedly attacked the man, who pulled over at the Shell Station on Route 3 to call police. Officers arrived and saw that the man had visible injuries, and that the rear view mirror had been kicked off, according to the report.

“You have to determine who was the primary aggressor,” Cunningham said. “In this case, she was determined to be the aggressor.”

Harriman was charged with domestic violence assault and taken to the Waldo County Jail in Belfast, where she was released on bail later that morning, according to a jail official.

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