COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — An allegedly intoxicated Wisconsin woman side-swiped three cars four blocks away from President Barack Obama's Kenwood home before hailing a cab and fleeing, authorities said Monday.
Police quickly caught up with the 49-year-old Madison, Wisc., woman, but she fought with them and an arresting officer lost a fingernail, according to a police report.
It happened around 1 a.m. Sunday as Kimberly Rodgers drove her black Cadillac Escalade down the 1500 block of East Hyde Park Boulevard, according to a report.
She crashed into three parked cars, fled the scene and got into a cab. But a neighbor saw it happen and called police, authorities said.
Officers spotted the cab on 51st Street and pulled it over.
Rodgers was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. She refused to submit to a Breathalyzer, but police reported that Rodgers had a "moderate odor of alcohol," slurred speech and bloodshot eyes.
The woman then became "belligerent and combative." When police tried to take off her jewelry, Rodgers resisted, according to the report. She caught her ring on an officer's finger, tearing off the officer's fingernail. She also continued to punch and kick, the report said.
Rodgers was charged with aggravated battery to an officer, driving under the influence and various traffic offenses.
When Rodgers appeared in court Monday for a brief bond hearing, a Cook County judge ordered her held on $40,000 bail.