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Bristol Police Charge Woman, 42, After Alleged Drunken Rampage

Woman reportedly kicked a police officer and fought with two of them over a bottle of booze in a Bristol supermarket parking lot.

Bristol Police patrol car. Credit: W.Rupp
Bristol Police patrol car. Credit: W.Rupp

A Warren woman, 42, faces charges of simple assault on a Bristol police officer and disorderly conduct after an alleged drunken rampage in the parking lot of the Stop and Shop supermarket in Bristol last Sunday evening, Jan. 12.

April Andrade, of 22 Sowamsett St., reportedly kicked a police officer and fought with him while trying to wrest a bottle of Grand Marnier from his hands. Two patrol officers found her lying on the ground in trees on the north side of the parking lot around 6:30 pm. 

Andrade allegedly was left sitting in a pickup truck by a friend from Bristol, who entered the supermarket. When he returned to the vehicle, he found her gone after she reportedly tossed papers from the glove box of the vehicle all over the ground.

The Bristol police officers found her in the tree line and attempted to get her to her feet, according to the arrest report. When she could barely walk, they sat her down on the curb and radioed for a rescue vehicle. That’s when she allegedly lunged for the bottle.

A police officer grabbed the bottle and she reportedly began kicking him and fighting for it. When another officer attempted to assist him, Andrade allegedly began swinging her arms at both of them.

When she was told that she was being arrested, Andrade began yelling profanities at the officers, according to the arrest report. She refused to listen to their commands.

During the struggle, vehicles in the parking lot had to stop and drive around them, according to the arrest report. 

The officers finally placed handcuffs on her and got her into a patrol car by picking her up and carrying her. She allegedly refused to stand up.

The woman was taken to the police station, where she continued to be “combative,” according to the arrest report. 

Andrade was charged at the police station, where she was held overnight to sober up. She was given a date to appear in District Court to face the charges.

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