A man and a woman were charged after they allegedly interfered with and resisted police officers who were arresting an alleged drunk driver on Thanksgiving Day in Woodstock.
The incident occurred on the evening of November 24 in the 100 block of East Church Street, court documents show.
A Woodstock police officer was attempting to arrest Jorge Castaneda, 33.
Castaneda was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol and committed two traffic offenses, according to criminal complaints.
The man allegedly refused to exit his vehicle when ordered to by the officer.
Casteneda then resisted and pulled away when the officer tried to physically remove him from his vehicle, a complaint said.
Two others, Gabriella Cruz, 27, and Fernando Cruz-Bernal, 29, allegedly failed to obey commands to back away while the officer was arresting Casteneda.
Cruz hit the officer twice in the back with her closed fist, a complaint said.
Cruz-Bernal allegedly refused to put his hands behind his back when ordered to and resisted arrest.
He then allegedly “swung wildly” and caused three officers to be injured, a complaint said.
Two officers had injuries near their left eye and another had a nosebleed.
Both Castaneda and Cruz live at the same residence in the 1800 block of Powers Road in Woodstock, court records show.
Castaneda was subsequently charged with resisting a peace officer and driving under the influence of alcohol. He was also cited for the traffic offenses.
Cruz was charged with aggravated battery to a peace officer and resisting a peace officer.
Cruz-Bernal, of the 700 block of North Seminary Avenue in Woodstock, was charged with three counts of resisting a peace officer.
A judge set Castaneda’s bond at $3,000, Cruz’s bond at $30,000 and Cruz-Bernal’s bond at $10,000.
All three were bailed out on November 28, court documents show.
Castaneda is scheduled to appear for a status hearing on December 15.
Cruz is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing on January 13, and Cruz-Bernal is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing on Monday.