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Woman makes a break for it through squad car window

A Hudson woman almost landed on the pavement after she attempted to escape from a moving North Hudson police car early Tuesday morning.

Jessica Ann King, 25, 511 Myrtle St., was arrested and jailed following an incident that began at Mudds and Sudds, a bar at 726 Sixth St. N. She is being charged with disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property, battery to a police officer and obstructing.

According to the police report, the incident started with King at the bar drinking with a friend. At around 9 p.m., the bartender told King he would not serve her anymore because she was intoxicated. King remained at the bar and eventually became verbally abusive to the bartender and to the manager, Lisa Difronzo, and refused when she was asked to leave the premises.

Around midnight, as the bar was preparing to close, King's friend did get her outside. But within minutes, King was banging on a door and then allegedly threw a rock through a side-door window. The police were called and when they arrived they found King being restrained by the bartender.

Police handcuffed King and placed her into the back of the squad car. However, she worked her hands free of the handcuffs and police had to restrain her again. Once back in the squad car, she began banging her head on the divider between the front and back seat. She also began kicking at a door window, eventually breaking it and then started working her way out of the opening.

Police pulled over immediately, fearing that King would fall from the vehicle. Once stopped, they found King almost entirely out of the window, just inches from the pavement. As they pulled her from the vehicle, she began kicking at officers and struck one of them in the side of the face.

King was seen by EMTs to check for any injuries before being booked into St. Croix County Jail. Her court appearance is set for next month.

Meg Heaton

Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

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