Police: McNugget Dispute Turns Into Fight With Officers, Charged And Released

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The Dover Police Department responded to McDonald’s on Forrest Avenue for a disorderly customer in the drive-thru on Saturday morning, November 3rd at 3:01, according to M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer.

Hoffman said the store notified police that Dana Courtenay, 35, was cursing at employees about a food order and appeared intoxicated. When officers arrived, they observed Courtenay in the drive-thru line.

She then quickly left the parking lot and officers attempted to stop her by activating their emergency equipment on their vehicles, according to Hoffman. Courtenay failed to stop, driving into a neighboring shopping center, and then back into the McDonald’s drive-thru. Officers then contacted Courtenay, who exited her vehicle and began screaming and cursing at the officers.

When the officers attempted to take Courtenay into custody, she began fighting with them and spit on two officers. Courtnenay refused all sobriety tests but had clear signs of alcohol intoxication, said Hoffman. Officers obtained a search warrant for a blood drawl at Kent General Hospital to determine her blood alcohol level.

Courtenay was released on a $9,700 unsecured bond on the following offenses:
-DUI
-Reckless Driving
-Resisting Arrest with Force
-Disorderly Conduct
-Disregard Police Officer Signal
-Offensive Touching of Law Enforcement (2x)
-Assault 2nd Degree Law Enforcement
-Intentionally Threaten the Life/Serious Injury o Public Official/Servant


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