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Drunken driver spit on N.J. EMS providers, assaulted police after chase, officials say

Quanirrah Y. Foster faces multiple charges



Jeff Goldman

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. — An intoxicated driver spit on paramedics and assaulted several police officers Thursday after leading police on a chase along Route 22 in Scotch Plains, authorities said.

Quanirrah Y. Foster, 34, of East Orange, was charged with four counts of aggravated assault on police, one count of aggravated assault on an emergency medical technician, eluding, resisting arrest and driving under the influence, Scotch Plains police said Tuesday.

The incident began when Foster nearly struck multiple employees in the parking lot of a Delta gas station on Route 22 around 7 p.m., according to police. She allegedly fled before police arrived, but officers found her driving east on Route 22.

After first refusing to stop, Foster pulled over and was arrested with a struggle, police said.

At police headquarters, the uncooperative Foster spit at the paramedics called to check her and assaulted several police officers while being booked, authorities said.

No attorney information was immediately available for Foster Tuesday.


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