DWI Suspect Charged With Assaulting Deputy

Authorities say a woman who was already charged with DWI got in more trouble with the law when they say she kicked and spit on a deputy.

Beaufort County deputies were called to Highway 33 East in Edward Friday night to assist a state trooper with a suspected drunk driver who was being uncooperative.

Deputies say Angela Hamilton started kicking and slamming her head against the windows when she was placed in back of their cruiser. When they tried to intervene, lawmen say the 33-year-old Aurora woman kicked a deputy and spit on his arm and uniform.

Hamilton is charged with malicious conduct by a prisoner, assault with physical injury on a law enforcement officer, DWI, possession of an open container and failure to comply with license restrictions.