Idaho Woman Charged With Chewing Through Backseat of Patrol Car


A Bonner County woman, already charged with a list of misdemeanors, had a felony charge added to her troubles after lawmen said the suspect chewed through the backseat of a patrol car on her way to jail.

The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that 42-year-old Staci Spence was arrested Sept. 18 on charges of DUI, resisting arrest and battery. But when arrested at her Sandpoint home, she greeted Bonner County Sheriff's deputies with profanity and racial slurs. She also allegedly kicked one of the officers before being subdued by leg restraints.

But by the time they arrived at the Bonner County Jail, deputies said Spence had chewed through the backseat's upholstery, causing more than $2,000 in damage, making the extra charge a felony.

The Bee reports that in a previous incident this past July, Spence was arrested for battery at a local theater, When she was carted off to jail on that occasion, she produced a beer and consumed it en route to the jail.