A Red Lion woman with an apparent lead foot is accused of kicking a Lower Windsor Township Police officer in the groin so hard it made him vomit Thursday night.

To boot, Kay Michelle Rettig, 47, of 145 W. Gay St., was already handcuffed and in the back of a police cruiser when the alleged assault happened, according to her charging documents.

Rettig was arrested after police confronted her in the driveway of a home in the 400 block of Pleasant Hill Road in the township about a hit-and-run crash during which a Ford pickup truck, allegedly driven by Rettig, struck numerous mailboxes nearby just before 11 p.m., documents state.

Rettig initially wouldn't admit to driving the truck but later confirmed she was, adding she had been drinking all day and "started drinking beer instead of coffee" that morning, documents state.

When two officers attempted to arrest Rettig, she punched one of them on the chin, documents state. Officers were able to place her in handcuffs and put her in the back of a cruiser.

On the way to the county's central booking unit, Rettig began kicking a rear window and head butting the center glass divider between the rear and front areas of the cruiser. The officer driving pulled over and that's when Rettig allegedly kicked him, prompting officers to put leg shackles on her, documents state.

The officers were able to get Rettig to central booking where she ultimately submitted to a blood-alcohol test after initially refusing one, documents state.

Rettig is charged with two counts each of aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest and a single count of DUI.


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Police also filed four summary driving citations against her.

Bail for Rettig was set at $10,000 when she was arraigned Friday morning, according to court records.

It is not known if she has retained an attorney.

A family member who answered Rettig's listed phone number said Rettig did not want to comment, but the family member disputed the information provided by police in Rettig's affidavit of probably cause.

- Reach Greg Gross at ggross@yorkdispatch.com.