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A Bristol woman who reportedly acknowledged drinking and taking anxiety medication was arrested outside of Aidan’s Pub on Thames Street late Sunday night after allegedly punching a police officer in an angry outburst.
Kimberly Madden, 30, of 34 Dartmouth St., Bristol, was charged with assault and disorderly conduct after she reportedly made a scene outside the bar just after midnight. Officers arrived to find Ms. Madden appearing very upset and yelling outside the bar. Her mood swung between anger and despair, reports indicate, and officers were unable to convince her to calm down as other customers at Aidan’s started to gather around to watch the scene, reports indicate.
Eventually, Ms. Madden appeared to calm down. She then instantly became angry again, and started swinging her arms at officers, hitting one in the chest and lower abdomen, according to reports. At that point, she was arrested and brought to the station. While en route, Ms. Madden reportedly apologized for her behavior. At the police station, however, she refused to be processed, and instead of signing her release papers, drew a 5-point star with a circle around it and wrote “CIA” beside it.
Ms. Madden is due in court to answer the misdemeanor charges on July 23.