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Rockford Scanner™: Female Semi Driver Arrested For DUI, Punching A Local Officer, And Attempting To Flee With The Officer Partially Hanging From The Semi


 





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On 07/12/22 at 2249 hours, the South Beloit Police Department
was dispatched to 16049 Willowbrook, Flying J,  for an intoxicated truck driver.

Officers arrived and located the female truck driver, later identified as Laura Meredik.

Officers observed her in the cab of the semi about to leave the gas station.

Officers ordered her out of the semi and she refused. Laura punched officers while they attempted to get her to exit the vehicle.

Officers fought with Laura as she attempted to put the semi into gear and drive away with officers partially in the cab of the semi.

Officers were able to pull Laura out of the driver’s seat
where Laura and the officers fell to the ground from the driver’s seat of the cab.

Laura and the officers received minor injuries. She was transported to the hospital for evaluation and released shortly later. The Illinois State Police assisted in the investigation and handled the Commercial Motor Vehicle DUI. The South Beloit PD charged Laura with, aggravated battery to a law enforcement officer X 2, criminal damage to government property, and resisting arrest. She was lodged at the Winnebago County Jail with no bond.

She is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 


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