A 49-year-old Worcester woman is facing drunk driving charges after a bizarre incident Sunday night in which she drove directly at an officer parked at a stationary post and stopped less than one foot from his bumper.
North Kingstown Police said Karen J. Soucie then told the officer, who jumped from his cruiser as she approached head-on, that he triggered her microchip and made her urinate.
According to a police report, the officer was parked next to the Knights of Columbus building on Tower Hill Road at around 10 p.m. when he saw Soucie behind the wheel of her Lexus enter the parking lot at a high rate of speed before coming to a stop.
The officer asked her what she was doing and after accusing the officer of activating the microchip, she said it was inserted into her and he was intentionally sending signals to it.
The officer noted that Soucie was slurring her words and showed signs of being drunk. She said she had three espresso martinis while on Thames Street in Newport, police said.
Police said Soucie became combative and struggled with police while clutching an umbrella she pulled out of the car.
Soucie later refused a chemical test.
All told, she is facing charges of driving under the influence, refusing a chemical test, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
Police issued her a district court summons at the hospital.