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Trumbull Cops: Motorist Bit Off-Duty Monroe Cop

The woman was charged with driving under the influence and assaulting EMTs and a police officer.

A Trumbull woman faces numerous charges after police said she refused to cooperate with police and bit an off-duty Monroe officer.

Police said Regina F. Barreira, 35, of Whitney Avenue, was stopped by an off-duty Monroe officer on Daniels Farm Road for driving erratically.

Barreira allegedly became combative and bit the officer, who had called Trumbull Police.

She was then handcuffed and began yelling and screaming when placed into the back of the cruiser, said Deputy Police Chief Michael Harry. She needed further restraints on her feet, Harry added.

She was taken to St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport where she continued to struggle and spit at medics, police said.

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Barreira was later released to Trumbull Police where she was charged with two counts of assaulting a police officer and single counts of second-degree assault, interfering with police, breach of the peace, driving unreasonably fast, failing to respond to an officer's signal, improper passing and driving under the influence.

She was released on $10,000 bond for an appearance Aug. 20 in Bridgeport Superior Court.

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