Unruly Canton woman accused of hitting, spitting on cop during arrest

CANTON, OH (WOIO) - An unruly Canton woman accused of a disgusting act during her arrest.

Stacey Roush is accused of hitting a parked car in the 900 block of High Avenue NW while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and then fleeing the scene Thursday night.

Officers caught up with Roush a short time later. During her arrest, Roush is accused of striking an officer and then spitting in his face. The saliva hit the officer in his eyes.

Once placed in the back of the police cruiser, Roush continued to spit all over the vehicle.

Officials were forced to remove the cruiser from service so it could be thoroughly disinfected.

Roush is charged with felony vandalism, driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident and two counts of felony assault of a peace officer.

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