Police: Poland woman becomes violent during arrest

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BOARDMAN, OHIO (WYTV) – A Poland woman was arraigned on several charges Thursday following an arrest police said was filled with violence and profanity.

Boardman police pulled over Sara Elizabeth Laughlin, 24, of Youngstown Pittsburgh Rd., after they said she was speeding on Market Street near Overhill Road just after 1:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

Officers said they smelled alcohol on Laughlin and she had a difficult time responding to routine questions. When officers asked her to perform a field sobriety test, she refused.

According to reports, Laughlin was arrested for O.V.I. based on observation and taken to the Boardman Police Department. Officers said she continually yelled profanities while refusing to sign papers or have her mug shot and fingerprints taken.

Police said violent tendencies worsened when they were transporting her to the Mahoning County Jail. Officers said Laughlin kicked the plexiglass center partition and passenger side rear window and spit several times inside the cruiser.

When officers pulled the cruiser over to place Laughlin’s legs in a restraint, they said she kicked one of them several times in the chest with her boots and yelled “I can’t wait to get out of jail so I can come find you and *** stab you in the *** chest and kill you,” the report states.

Once they arrived at the jail, Laughlin was placed in a temporary holding cell by herself until she calmed down and could be processed.

Laughlin is due back in court May 5 for a preliminary hearing on charges of O.V.I, Obstructing Official Business, Resisting Arrest, Harassment with Bodily Substance, Intimidation and Attempted Vandalism.

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