Police officers roused a 27-year-old woman who had passed out in the 500 block of Duval Street only to set off an alcoholic tantrum of kicking, spitting and cursing, according to an incident report.
Soshia Hayes of Pinellas Park remained jailed Wednesday in lieu of $10,000 bond on allegations of felony battery on three police officers.
Hayes is accused of kicking Sgt. Areaka Jewell hard enough to knock the officer down, spitting in another cop's face, and punching at a third officer.
The incident began at 1:36 a.m. Wednesday when a group of men told a patrol officer that a woman had passed out at the corner of Southard and Duval streets.
After "numerous attempts," Officer Marcus Del Valle said he was able to awaken Hayes, who reeked of alcohol and said she had been drinking tequila.
Using the f-word liberally, Hayes had no type of identification or any belongings on her at the time, police said.
Due to Hayes' intoxication level, Del Valle called paramedics to come transport her from Duval to the hospital so she could sleep off the bender.
But Hayes refused to get onto the stretcher, and when two officers tried to assist her, she "became aggressive, flailing her arms and yelling obscenities at the medics," Del Valle said.
"I asked Hayes to calm down because her actions could injure one of the medics and that would lead to felony charges," Del Valle said.
Hayes reportedly cursed at Del Valle before hitting him on his arms and chest, the report stated.
Hayes was handcuffed but kept fighting officers, and at one point sat back on her rear end and "loaded her feet back and kicked Sgt. Jewell, causing Jewell to fall backwards onto the sidewalk," Del Valle wrote.
Officers placed Hayes in a leg restraint and placed her inside a van, where she leaned back and spit into another officer's face, the report stated.
Del Valle grabbed a "spit hood" from his patrol car and placed it over Hayes' face to prevent anymore spitting.
Hayes greeted Monroe County Sheriff deputies at the Stock Island jail with repeated racial slurs, Del Valle wrote in his report.