BOARDMAN, OHIO (WKBN) – A Poland woman whose March 26 arrest police said was filled with violence and profanity was indicted on multiple charges Thursday by a Mahoning County grand jury.
Sara Elizabeth Laughlin, 25, is facing charges of intimidation, harassment with bodily substance, assault, two counts of OVI and violation of speed limits.
Boardman police pulled over Laughlin after they said she was speeding on Market Street near Overhill Road just after 1:30 a.m. on March 26. Officers said they smelled alcohol on Laughlin and she had a difficult time responding to routine questions. When officers asked her to perform a field sobriety test, she refused.
According to reports, Laughlin was arrested for O.V.I. based on observation and taken to the Boardman Police Department. Officers said she continually yelled profanities while refusing to sign papers or have her mug shot and fingerprints taken.
Police said Laughlin’s violent tendencies worsened when they were transporting her to the Mahoning County Jail. Officers said Laughlin kicked the plexiglass center partition and passenger side rear window and spit several times inside the cruiser.
When officers pulled the cruiser over to place Laughlin’s legs in a restraint, they said she kicked one of them several times in the chest with her boots and yelled “I can’t wait to get out of jail so I can come find you and *** stab you in the *** chest and kill you,” the report states.
Once they arrived at the jail, Laughlin was placed in a temporary holding cell by herself until she calmed down and could be processed.