York County Sheriff’s Office: Woman assaults deputy during DUI arrest

Megan Lewis (Photo credit: York County Sheriff's Office)

YORK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — A woman has been charged with assaulting a law enforcement officer after she allegedly hit a deputy in the face during a DUI arrest in York County, early Saturday morning.

The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office says 26-year-old Megan Lewis was stopped near the 8400 block of Route 17, around 12:45 a.m.

According to Lt. Dennis Ivey with York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office, Lewis had a strong odor of alcohol and she did not want to get out of the vehicle after a deputy asked her to. The deputy kept asking her to get out and at one point, the deputy tried to remove her from the vehicle.

Lewis was being arrested for DUI and was not complying, says Ivey. She hit the deputy in the face and there was blood on his face from a small cut below is mouth.

There was a passenger in the vehicle along with Lewis 3-year-old son. Ivey says the passenger grabbed the deputy’s hand when he tried to get the female out of the vehicle. Charges may be pending against the passenger for assault, said Ivey.

Lewis was charged with several charges including, assault and battery on a law enforcement officer, driving under the influence, resisting arrest and abuse and neglect of a child.

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