DUI Suspect Assaults Deaconess Nurses: Court Documents

According to court records, a woman, dealing with eight charges related to a DUI crash that happened on Saturday, tried to bite and spat on nurses at Deaconess Hospital. A patrolling police officer in Spokane noted a “reckless vehicle,” driven by 30-year-old Cheyann L. Bailey, speeding on Sprague Avenue at around 10:15 p.m., as per a news release from the Spokane Police Department. Unfortunately, before the officer could take action, Bailey ran a red light over 70mph at the intersection of Sprague and Havana, resulting in a collision with another vehicle. The incident led to hospitalization for one of the passengers from the impacted vehicle due to severe injuries.

The court reports also mentioned that during the police’s interaction with Bailey at the hospital, she presented with red eyes and a slurred speech. Bailey also resisted allowing the hospital staff to draw her blood, which made a Spokane police officer procure a warrant for a blood test. Throughout this process, Bailey continued her aggressive behavior by spitting on the nurses and attempting to bite one of them during a CAT scan. Bailey was also subject to getting restrained by an officer to allow the nurses to draw her blood. Two more nurses got spat on by her during attempts to evaluate her.

Court mentioned that Bailey now faces three counts of third-degree assault, one count of obstructing an officer, vehicular assault, as well as two counts of operating a vehicle illegally. In addition, she also faces a violation of not transferring her car’s title. Deaconess Hospital’s spokesperson, Kevin Maloney, expressed the inability to comment about the occurrence due to patient privacy laws.

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