Drunken Texas Mom Is Booted From School Play, Kicks Officer and Floods Jail Cell, Police Say

A Houston-area woman caused a drunken disturbance at a middle-school play before attacking an officer and, eventually, flooding the city's jail, police say.Other attendees of the event at Friendswood Junior High School on Thursday night complained that 35-year-old Christy Ann Churchwell was loud and possibly intoxicated, KHOU-TV reported. Friendswood is about 20 miles southeast of Houston.A police officer asked Churchwell to step outside. The officer reported that she was unsteady and smelled of alcohol.When the officer tried to detain Churchwell on suspicion of public intoxication, she tried to punch him and then kicked him in the leg, according to the Houston Chronicle. Officers reported finding eight 75-mL vodka bottles — seven of them empty — in her purse.After officers took Churchwell to the city jail, police say she intentionally set off the fire sprinkler in her cell, causing water damage to the building.Churchwell faces charges of assault of a peace officer, filing a false report or alarm and public intoxication. She was released from custody Friday after posting $7,500 bond.  Continue reading...

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