Accused of spitting at a police officer claiming to have COVID-19

A woman in her twenties faces four counts for spitting and coughing on a police officer when he was arrested on the night of Saturday to Sunday.
At the first hours of April 5, officers went to the block at 100 avenue Forward to investigate a possible break and enter into the building.

“On going to the address in question, it was determined that there had been no break and enter, but the owner of the building requested that officers remove a woman from the premises,” said the Ottawa Police Service (OPS).

The latter initially refused to identify herself and had an arrest warrant on her behalf.

“She resisted the arrest and voluntarily coughed on the officers who arrested her claiming that she had the coronavirus, details the SPO. During her transportation, the woman also spat on a police officer. ”

Brittany Lague was ultimately charged with assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest, mischief and breaching the terms of probation.

The 24-year-old woman appeared in court Sunday morning, but remains in detention.

Remember that last Wednesday, a 28-year-old homeless man was also charged with spitting at a police officer in Ottawa.

The Ottawa Police Service would like to reiterate that “intentionally spitting or coughing at another person is considered assault and the charges will be considered accordingly”.

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