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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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