Mount Pleasant police say a 34-year-old woman is facing charges after she was removed from the Knight’s Inn because she was drunk and then bit an officer while at the hospital to be medically cleared before being booked.

Christine Barton, of Racine, was charged Monday in Racine County Circuit Court with one felony count of battery to a police officer; one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia; and two misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct. If convicted, she faces up to 7-1/3 years in prison and/or up to $22,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint, officers were called Sunday to the Knight’s Inn for a report of an intoxicated woman. When police arrived, they placed Barton in custody and asked South Shore Fire Department to transport her to the hospital so staff there could medically clear her before she was booked into the Racine County Jail.

Police say Barton was combative at the hospital and while they were restraining her, she bit an officer’s finger. Because the officer was wearing leather work gloves, Barton’s bite did not break the skin on the officer’s finger. Hospital staff ended up administering a sedative so Barton would no longer be a danger to herself or to others.

Barton remains in the Racine County Jail on a $500 cash bond and is ordered to not consume or possess any alcohol. She will next be in court May 4 for her preliminary hearing.

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