DUMFRIES, Va. – A passenger riding inside a car stopped during a DUI traffic stop now faces charges of assaulting a police officer.

More in an unedited police press release:

Assault & Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer [LEO] – On January 1st at 6:10AM, officers responded to the area of Myrtlewood Dr and Avenel Ln in Dumfries (22026) to investigate a crash. During the investigation, officer arrested the driver of one of the vehicles for driving under the influence. After the driver was arrested, a passenger of the same vehicle, attempted to get to the driver who was in the backseat of a police cruiser.

That passenger, after ignoring multiple requests from the officer, was arrested for disorderly conduct. As that passenger was being arrested, a second passenger, identified as the accused, exited the vehicle and approached the officers. During the encounter, the accused kicked one of the officers and attempted to push past him. No injuries were reported.

Following the investigation, the accused was also arrested. No injuries were reported.

Arrested on January 1st:

Yakima Shanee BOYD, 18, of 17705 Avenel Ln in Dumfries

Charged with assault & battery on a LEO

Court date: unavailable | Bond: $2,000 unsecured