Police: Woman punches officer after crashing truck
Jessica Gail Boykin (Source: Hopkins County Jail)
SULPHUR SPRINGS, TX (KLTV) -
An East Texas woman faces multiple charges after punching a police officer on Tuesday night.
According to Sulphur Springs Police Department Captain James Sanders, 26-year-old Jessica Gail Boykin was arrested for assaulting a public servant and reckless driving.
Sanders said Officer Terry Miller was parked at Brookshire's in Sulphur Springs in his personal vehicle when he spotted a car being chased down a busy roadway by a truck. The truck seemed like it was attempting to run the car off the road. Miller followed the truck onto S. Davis Street where the vehicle crashed into a utility pole.
A woman, later identified as Boykin, got out of the truck and began yelling at the officer. From her actions, Miller said he could tell Boykin was intoxicated and he decided to call for backup. Miller identified himself as a police officer and attempted to calm Boykin down. Boykin then attempted to get back in the truck.
When Miller tried to prevent Boykin from returning to the truck, he says she punched him in the face. Miller took her to the ground and waited on backup to arrive so he could take her into custody.
Police later discovered that the car Boykin was chasing was driven by her mother. Her mother saw that Boykin was under the influence and refused to allow her daughter to ride with her.
Boykin remains in the Hopkins County Jail. Her bond has been set at $11,000.