WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Morris County woman suspected of driving while intoxicated and who attempted to swing a 2×4 at an officer was charged Saturday, police said.
Tobie Dimannio-Hollien, 43, of Budd Lake was charged with resisting arrest, attempted aggravated assault, driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, driving while suspended, obstructing traffic, and failure to change address.
On April 11, at around 4:50 p.m., a township officer responded to a report of a vehicle that was pulled off on the shoulder of Naughright Road and was possibly disabled, police said.
The officer arrived on scene and located the female driver, who was later identified Dimannio-Hollien. She advised the officer that the vehicle ran out of gas, police said.
While speaking to Dimannio-Hollien, the officer detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from her breath and showed signs of intoxication. The officer observed her stumbling around and attempting to enter the back seat of her vehicle, police said.
The officer then advised Dimannio-Hollien that she was under arrest for driving while intoxicated. She then reached into the back seat of her car, retrieved a 2×4 and then attempted to swing it at the officer. The officer deflected the piece of wood out of her hand and arrested her, police said.
Dimanio-Hollien was charged and released to a responsible adult pending a court appearance.