A woman was arrested on multiple charges after leaving the scene of an accident.
Lalove King, 39, of Caldwell, is charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to notify officer of an accident, resisting and obstructing an officer.
According to witness statements, Lalove King, of Caldwell, was driving a black Ford F150 when it struck a black Mercedes SUV parked on Eighth Street, St. Maries.
The witness notified a nearby Benewah County Sheriff’s deputy while King’s vehicle was still in sight, turning from Eight Street to College Avenue.
King was stopped by the deputy after she turned onto College Avenue. According to the deputy report, King said that she did not hit a vehicle and denied driving in the area of the incident. She then agreed to return to the scene.
According to the deputy report, King than attempted to flee.
“King stated she would follow me and did so until we made it to the bars on Main Avenue. King then stopped her F150 in front of Joe’s Bar on Main Avenue…King stated she did nothing wrong and started to walk away from me,” the deputy reported.
King then resisted arrest and allegedly attempted to “mule kick” the arresting deputy. According to the report, King had to be laid face down in the back of the patrol car because she refused to enter the vehicle. Once inside she remained defiant.
“While taking photos and speaking with witnesses King was able to get her hands in front and started pounding on my windows,” the deputy reported.
At the courthouse, King continued to resist the deputy despite being in handcuffs. She reportedly had to be carried inside and ultimately escorted by three deputies to a holding cell.
Charges of paraphernalia and drug possession occurred when used paraphernalia was discovered on King and marijuana was later found in her vehicle.
King posted bond for $1,500. She is expected to appear for arraignment, Nov. 16, 2020.