Officials say two sheriff’s deputies were evaluated at the hospital after a woman spat on them and bragged about having a disease while at the police station in Lakemoor.
A Lake County sheriff’s lieutenant was on patrol around 10 p.m. Tuesday near Volo Village Road and Route 12 in Volo.
The lieutenant noticed a vehicle in the ditch near the entrance to Fish Lake Beach, according to Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli.
As the lieutenant started getting closer, he witnessed the driver back the vehicle out of the ditch and strike a utility pole.
The lieutenant spoke to the driver of the vehicle, identified as Kiara Pearson, 32, of Grayslake.
Pearson was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol and was arrested, Covelli said.
Pearson was initially transported to Lakemoor Police Department for processing.
Covelli said Pearson spat at two sheriff’s deputies, striking them both in the face with her spit, while being processed.
Pearson then bragged that she had a communicable disease, Covelli said.
Pearson was charged with two counts of aggravated battery to a peace officer and driving under the influence of alcohol.
Both sheriff’s deputies were evaluated at a local hospital.
They will undergo further testing to determine if they became infected.
Pearson is scheduled to appear in bond court Wednesday morning.