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Trumbull Cops: Motorist Bit Off-Duty Monroe Cop

The woman was charged with driving under the influence and assaulting EMTs and a police officer.

A Trumbull woman faces numerous charges after police said she refused to cooperate with police and bit an off-duty Monroe officer.

Police said Regina F. Barreira, 35, of Whitney Avenue, was stopped by an off-duty Monroe officer on Daniels Farm Road for driving erratically.

Barreira allegedly became combative and bit the officer, who had called Trumbull Police.

She was then handcuffed and began yelling and screaming when placed into the back of the cruiser, said Deputy Police Chief Michael Harry. She needed further restraints on her feet, Harry added.

She was taken to St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport where she continued to struggle and spit at medics, police said.

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Barreira was later released to Trumbull Police where she was charged with two counts of assaulting a police officer and single counts of second-degree assault, interfering with police, breach of the peace, driving unreasonably fast, failing to respond to an officer's signal, improper passing and driving under the influence.

She was released on $10,000 bond for an appearance Aug. 20 in Bridgeport Superior Court.

keven m August 18, 2012 at 05:21 AM
the officer poberly did something or touched her improper to her which caused her to bit him.and is and of duty cop stoking girls any way at night
keven m August 18, 2012 at 05:58 AM
maybe the off duty man was a stoking her and trying to rape her so she was speeding trying to get away from him what off duty officer following a girl in pitch dark night any way he proberly up to no good. he was out of his juridiction and off duty which means he is civilan and had no right as officer to stop her i dont see any where in law that says off duty officer can stop cars and make arrest he must off bin up to no good and tryed patch it up a bit after he realized that thing are not going his way .A girl alone at night driving on dark road what did he exspect for her to pull over for him he not even a cop he off duty he was proberly trying to hert or kill or harm the girl . proberly did something to her before the real police got that made act or be the way she responded .and then tryed to cover things up as all officers do we see in in the past from history of officer they do something wrong and try to cover them self .this who store does not make any sense this man is off duty which mean he is a civilian like every else he does not have or should not have right to pull over cars when off duty because why should state be responsible for people who are not working and off duty then we wind up paying for there misstake in tax .off duty cop should not be aloud to pull over car because then how know when real cops and fake cops it just mess up things
G August 18, 2012 at 06:12 AM
Time for your meds, keven.
keven m August 18, 2012 at 08:15 AM
you got that right they got the meds to cover up the off duty cop action .what you think girl alone amale following her the off duty officer had to be up to no good the whole story of off duty copy stoking a little girl does not make sense the man should be removed from the force he if he not working he is a civilian just like us he has no right follow that little girl. He had a hiden agenda which went bad.what you think
jim laguardia August 18, 2012 at 07:57 PM
I am sorry did I miss where they identified the officer as a male??

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