Woman accused of using counterfeit bill at gas station assaults officer, police say

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UNIONTOWN, Pa. —

A woman who attempted to use a counterfeit bill at a Uniontown gas station Tuesday night turned violent when an officer arrived, police said.

According to the criminal complaint, police were called to the gas station located on Connellsville Street after a clerk reported the woman for attempting to use a counterfeit $20 bill.

When an officer arrived, the complaint said, the employee told him that the woman was attempting to leave in her car. The officer said he then ordered the woman to stop and she initially complied with his demands.

The criminal complaint stated that when Kimberly Mackey exited her car, the officer noticed an open container and she appeared to have bloodshot eyes and slurred speech.

Police said Mackey claimed that she did not know the bill was counterfeit and that it was in her purse. When the officer asked to see the bill, Mackey would not hand it over to the responding officer and she attempted to push him, the complaint stated.

The officer said at that point he told Mackey that she was under arrest and he grabbed her left arm. Police said that's when Mackey began to kick and push the officer in an attempt to get away. Investigators said she continued to resist arrest and eventually kicked the officer in the groin.

The responding officer called for backup and police said they eventually shocked Mackey with a Taser in an attempt to subdue her – which was unsuccessful.

Police said after several minutes they were able to get Mackey into custody. She is charged with aggravated assault, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.

Police said they found cocaine in Mackey's car along with an open container.