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Woman arrested on battery charges

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Mary King
A Brazil woman was arrested for public intoxication and battery on law enforcement after being discovered allegedly intoxicated behind a local grocery store.

According to officials, a security guard for Kroger grocery store contacted the Brazil City Police Department after being unable to locate a woman, who was reported by a shopper to be passed out on the east side of the store Wednesday evening.

However, the security guard was able to locate a purse belonging to Mary K. King, 44, Brazil.

While checking the area, a BCPD patrolman located a woman matching the description provided by store security partially lying in a wooded area on the south side of the Kroger building.

The apparently intoxicated woman identified herself as Mary K. King to the officer, who performed a portable field sobriety test. King tested .373, while the limit is .08.

Concerned for her medical condition, the officer contacted TransCare and arranged for a medical transport to St. Vincent Clay Hospital.

When the officer told King she was being taken into custody for public intoxication, she became belligerent. Once the ambulance arrived, King calmed down.

During a medical checkup at the hospital, King became agitated and belligerent again in the emergency room.

Two separate blood tests were performed to determine King's Blood Alcohol Content (BAC), which were .32 and .24, respectively.

Once cleared for transport to the Clay County Justice Center, three officers took King, who became agitated again, to a BCPD vehicle. As the first vehicle transported King, the second vehicle followed along National Avenue.

At approximately the 900 block of National Avenue, King allegedly got loose from her restraints and attempted to leave the moving vehicle. It took all three officers to restrain the "kicking and unruly" woman during transport and to get her into a cell at the CCJC.

Currently incarcerated on a $5,000 cash bond (with no 10 percent allowed), King has been preliminarily charged with public intoxication, battery with injury on a law enforcement officer, disorderly conduct and resisting law enforcement.

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I'm placing a bet that the police knew how to handle someone under the influence, especially someone in Brazil. Seriously, she's the one who came out lucky and I hope when she sobers up she realizes that. They could of tazed her or alot worse if they wanted to. Real lady like conduct! hopefully she's learned her lesson and realizes now that if you can't handle the booze leave it alone. Thank goodness a concerned citizen and the police department got to her first before a drug addict or rapist did!!

-- Posted by Dyna1 on Fri, Mar 18, 2011, at 6:50 AM

I bet she had one hellova hangover!!!!

-- Posted by clgruener on Fri, Mar 18, 2011, at 9:34 AM

She took a pretty good picture, considering her agitated state. ; )

As for how many officers it took to subdue her .. I'm not surprised. lol

-- Posted by Emmes on Fri, Mar 18, 2011, at 11:21 AM

Emmes, I was thinking the same thing. She got drunk to a level of .373. Passed out behind a grocery store and then in the woods, when it wasn't exactly warm outside. Fought with the cops three times. And still managed to look better than 95% of all Brazilian mug shots that you see. Hopefully she gets help for problem.

-- Posted by JRS5963 on Fri, Mar 18, 2011, at 11:49 AM

Her problem, that is.

-- Posted by JRS5963 on Fri, Mar 18, 2011, at 11:50 AM

thanks to the officers for doing thier job again.you guys have a thankless job.just because she was drunk doesn;t mean she could have had a gun or anything else on her.im glad you protected yourself first.keep up the good work.

-- Posted by GO HOOSIERS on Fri, Mar 18, 2011, at 4:33 PM

Thank you GO HOOSIERS and Dyna1 for supporting our local police department.

-- Posted by Dagnabbit on Fri, Mar 18, 2011, at 7:23 PM

My words should be read as written .. they do not require interpretation from those 'looking' for a jab at the police department.

Females tend to fight with their entire bodies. There aren't too many people in general who can fend a sober one off, much less one this far over the limit.

I stand by my "good picture" comment, though.

-- Posted by Emmes on Fri, Mar 18, 2011, at 9:09 PM

Mary "Kathy" King did not used to be like this, she had a good job and a family. She had the gastric bypass surgery done, and went to h*** in a hand basket after that. She is not the first person I have seen or heard of turning to alchol and drugs after having this surgery done. Now it doesn't affect all people like that Kathy just happens to be one of the unlucky ones. Now I am not condoning her actions and I do praise the officers for the way they handled this, but I do think people should be warned of the side affects of this surgery. I pray Kathy will get the help she needs!!

-- Posted by bandmom_63 on Fri, Mar 18, 2011, at 9:13 PM

Good job officers. I am sure "Vanzant" and "BrazilResidents2003" could have done a much better job, but, oh wait, they weren't there. Don't worry they'll tell you how to handle it better next time.

-- Posted by jm3611 on Fri, Mar 18, 2011, at 9:41 PM

I don't know.. but that could be an old picture from a previous offense if she was as drunk as they say she was. If not ???

-- Posted by B_b is an idiot !!! on Fri, Mar 18, 2011, at 10:33 PM

If she had gastric bypass surgery, that could explain the .373. Wow, that would turn about anyone who resisted into a wildcat.

I'm glad that no one was seriously injured in the incident and I hope she gets some help with her problems.

-- Posted by Leo L. Southworth on Fri, Mar 18, 2011, at 10:48 PM

I agree with JM3611, the Police officers in the city and county do a great job! I don't know what the procedures are for this type situation in regards to the Police Department, but maybe this was standard protocol? I think that Mary King should be thankful to the security guard for finding her, but also to the Police officer for seeking medical help for her. I don't know how high you have to test before alcohol poisoning sets in, but hopefully she will learn from this and get the help she needs.

-- Posted by rukiddingme62 on Sat, Mar 19, 2011, at 9:33 AM

Thank you city police and volunteer policemen for the great job you do. You are under paid, critized often, and face danger every day you work at your job. I would't put my life on the line like you guys do and face criticism every time an arrest or an incident happens.

I am glad you serve the city so well. Again thanks and keep your chin up.

-- Posted by Tracy Jones on Sat, Mar 19, 2011, at 11:24 AM

Gee, if everyone used that sorry excuse "I can't help what I did, I was drunk'" there would be a huge difference in the overcrowding of our courts and jails! Get real, she shouldn't have had a BAC of that level, and since she did, she should be held responsible! I get so tired of people whining and complaining about how bad cops are, and yet when they are in trouble or need help... who is the first ones they call? Thats right, the police they have so many problems with! Go figure! I admit that not all cops are good ones, but they are still the authority and most are there to help. If you don't like the results, don't call them! BTW some drunks have super or magnified strength and can easily take down a larger person, its the same with mentally handicapped people.

-- Posted by Southernized on Tue, Mar 22, 2011, at 2:31 PM

I don't understand why there would be such a discrepancy in the two blood tests taken at the hospital. On one she tested .32; and the next .24. That's a difference of .08. I thought blood tests were supposed to be the most accurate measurement of BAC. Does that mean somebody could have absolutely no alcohol in their system and still get arrested because of a flawed blood test? I wonder how many people have been arrested for having a BAC of .09 when their actual BAC was .01...

-- Posted by BrazilBillie on Wed, Mar 23, 2011, at 12:01 PM

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