Manheim Township officer allegedly bitten after trying to removing DUI driver from car


CORRECTION: A previous version of this story incorrectly listed the police responding to the incident as “Manheim Police” The story has been corrected to correctly reflect Manheim Township Police.

MANHEIM TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WHTM) — A woman who was driving erratically on Fruitville Pike and caused an accident is facing an additional charge for allegedly biting a Manheim Township Police Officer on Friday afternoon.

Police were responding to reports of a Nissan Sentra driving erratically in the 1600 block of Fruitville Pike. The driver, Lateefah Habeebullah Ross of Jersey City then allegedly caused a crash.

According to police, Ross was the only person in the vehicle and exhibited signs of drug impairment. Police say Ross actively resisted arrest and had to be physically removed from the car and that’s when she allegedly bit one of the three officers trying to arrest her and “caused bodily injury.”

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Ross is facing one count of felony aggravated assault on a police officer, one count of DUI, two counts of hit & run, one count of resisting arrest, and one count of summary traffic offense.

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