A 21-year-old Lawrence woman was arrested Thursday afternoon after fighting with a friend. Lawrence Police Sgt. Dave Hubbel said the incident occurred about 3:15 p.m. in the 400 block of North Crest Court.
The woman and a friend of hers had been drinking when they got into an argument. The woman proceeded to fight with her friend, who was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital for treatment of nonlife-threatening injuries.
As the arresting officer was escorting the woman to the police vehicle, the woman asked if she could smoke a cigarette. Upon denial she allegedly spit in the officer’s face. She was booked into the Douglas County Jail on charges of battery against a law enforcement official and aggravated battery.