A Meridian woman spent a good part of her holiday weekend behind bars after being charged with punching and kneeing a Boise Police officer.
law enforcement was flagged down by a citizen in the early morning hours of Dec. 27 at the intersection of West Malad and South Orchard streets. That's where the witness told police he had stopped to see if a woman walking on the side of the road was OK. But when he stopped, the man said the woman jumped into his car and told him to drive. That's when the men got out of his vehicle and flagged down officers. When police approached the car, the female suspect reportedly attempted to drive off. But when police stopped the vehicle and told the suspect to get out, she reportedly struck an officer in the face with a closed fist and kneed the officer in the thigh.
25-year-old Andrea Espinosa was booked into the Ada County Jail on assault or battery on an officer and resisting or obstructing.
Boise Police also report that they clocked a vehicle travelling approximately 100 miles per house on South Roosevelt Street Dec. 26. The vehicle eventually hit the curb, and crashed on a hillside. When police caught up with the vehicle, the driver was still trying to drive away with no success. A check of records indicated that the driver had his driving privileges suspended and was wanted in connection with a probation violation. Additionally, police discovered a baggy containing a substance that tested positive for meth.
22-year-old Drew Castleberry of Boise was charged with possession of meth, marijuana and drug paraphernalia, reckless driving, probation violation and driving without privileges.