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Crime & Courts

Lee woman accused of hurting deputies in DUI arrest free on bond

Samantha M. Crespo, 27, of Lee
Samantha M. Crespo, 27, of Lee

SYCAMORE – A Lee woman is free on her signature after police say she bit a DeKalb County Sheriff’s deputy and kicked another in the groin while they arrested her Sunday morning in connection with driving drunk.

Samantha M. Crespo, 27, of the 200 block of East Kirke Gate, has been charged with two counts of aggravated battery and a count of resisting a police officer, speeding, improper lane use, no proof of insurance, illegal use of an electronic communication device, driving on the shoulder and DUI, according to a news release from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.

If convicted of the most serious charge, aggravated battery, Crespo could face two to five years in prison.

Police said in court records a deputy saw Crespo speeding and driving erratically about 2:10 a.m. Sunday on Route 64 east of Schafer Road.

The records say she drove onto the shoulder, lost control and skidded across Route 64 before ending up facing the wrong direction.

The records state a deputy smelled alcohol when Crespo was pulled over, and that she failed field sobriety tests and registered a 0.128 blood-alcohol content in a Breathalyzer test.

As deputies arrested her, she bit one in the bicep, breaking the skin, and kicked another in the groin, the records show. Crespo is due back in court at 9 a.m. Aug. 10.

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