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Whitby woman allegedly punches cop in face during impaired driving investigation

Last Updated Mar 20, 2017 at 1:25 pm EDT

A Durham Regional Police Service vehicle is shown in an undated file photo. TWITTER/@DRPS

A Whitby woman is facing several charges, including assault, after she allegedly punched a Durham Regional police officer in the face during an impaired driving investigation on Friday.

At around 6:30 p.m. police responded to a call about a possible drunk driver. An officer spotted the vehicle parked at a home near Brock Street North in Whitby and located the suspect.

While talking to the suspect she allegedly threw a punch, striking an officer in the face.

Shana Butkovic, 42, was arrested and has been charged with impaired operation, fail to provide breath sample and assault police.

She was released on a promise to appear in court.