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Police: Woman Found Sleeping In Car Tried to Bite Officer

The Boston Herald via YellowBrix

September 23, 2010

NEW CASTLE, NH — After she was found sleeping in a car in the Wentworth Marina parking lot, Judith Pesarik refused to tell police who she was, became combative and attempted to bite a responding officer, according to police.

Based on those allegations, Pesarik, 51, of 214 Elwyn Road, Portsmouth, is charged with misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest and disobeying an officer.

According to an affidavit by Officer Kurtis Boissonneault, he was dispatched to the marina on Sept. 18 at 12:10 a.m. for a complaint about someone sleeping in the back seat of a parked car. When an officer arrived, Pesarik climbed into the driver’s seat and ignored police requests for her driver’s license, according to the affidavit.

Pesarik was then warned that she’d be arrested for disobeying an officer if she didn’t produce her license, but began driving off, say police. A Rye officer who also responded to the scene then blocked her exit from the marina with his cruiser, police allege.

At that point Boissonneault opened her car door, took her left arm and told her she was under arrest, the police report states. Pesarik struggled, pulled away and attempted to bite the officer “several times,” according to police complaints.

Once she was taken into custody, Pesarik eventually provided her name and date of birth to a bail commissioner and was released on $200 cash bail, court records indicate. She is scheduled to be arraigned Oct. 4 in Portsmouth District Court.

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