NC woman accused of punching trooper in face

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on February 20, 2013 at 3:45 PM

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- A woman is in jail after police say she punched a N.C. Highway Patrol trooper in the face during a traffic stop. 

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports (http://avlne.ws/WX6u2e ) that warrants at the Buncombe County magistrate's office show 30-year-old Tiffany Dawn Pittman is charged with assault on a government employee.  

Pittman is also charged with resisting public officers, driving while impaired, driving with a revoked license and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. 

Authorities say the incident occurred around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday on Interstate 240. 

Pittman is being held at the Buncombe County Detention Facility under a $5,200 bond. It's not known if she has an attorney.
 

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