A drunken Monroe County woman accused of assaulting a pinball machine is facing charges after allegedly assaulting the police officers who tried to detain her.
Police said Kilee N. Cunningham's alleged drunken escapades started about midnight on Sunday at the Blue Valley Lanes Bowling Alley on East Moorestown Road in Plainfield Township.
An employee called Slate Belt Regional police after Cunningham, of Indian Spring Drive in Stroudsburg, allegedly caused a scene over a pinball machine. Staff said she became "argumentative" after the machine took her money, according to court records.
After getting her refund, Cunningham punched the glass on the pinball machine, prompting staff to ask her to leave. She then tried to order alcohol but was refused. That slight allegedly prompted her to throw water in the employee's face and walk out.
Responding officers said they found Cunningham and a man walking near the Route 33 north on-ramp. When asked for identification, a "severely intoxicated" Cunningham became "irate and argumentative," refusing the request, yelling obscenities, slurring her speech and losing her balance, according to records. She was eventually identified through her medical marijuana ID card.
Feeling Cunningham was a danger to herself and others, police tried to take her into custody. As they worked to secure her in the back of a patrol car, she allegedly struggled with officers, unbuckled her seatbelt, kicked an officer in the chest and headbutted him.
Once in a holding cell at police headquarters, Cunningham allegedly spit at officers, hurled obscenities and kicked an officer. Police allege she was so drunk that paramedics who were called to evaluate her decided to take Cunningham to the hospital.
Authorities allege the struggling and spitting continued once paramedics arrived. Cunningham allegedly bit a paramedic's forearm, prompting medical personnel to sedate her for the ride to the hospital.
Police charged Cunningham with three counts each of aggravated assault and simple assault along with single counts of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, public drunkenness and harassment. District Judge Antonia Grifo arraigned the 26-year-old Sunday morning, setting bail at $30,000 with a 10 percent cash option if approved by county pre-trial services.
As a bail condition, the judge also ordered drug and alcohol and mental health evaluations, if recommended by pre-trial services. Cunningham failed to post bail and was sent to Northampton County Prison to await a preliminary hearing scheduled for March 1.