Woman accused of assaulting police officer strikes plea deal
The case against a woman accused of kicking a Fraser Winter Park police officer in March reached a resolution last week with her pleading guilty to two misdemeanors.
Taryn M. Adamczyk, 32, pleaded guilty on July 22 in Grand County District Court to single counts of obstructing an officer and resisting arrest, both misdemeanors, while the felony charge of assaulting an officer and one count of public consumption, a petty offense, were dropped.
As part of the plea deal, Adamczyk was sentenced to two years supervised probation, and she must complete 200 hours of community service. She was also ordered to undergo an alcohol and substance abuse evaluation and submit to alcohol monitoring.
Court documents say Adamczyk can petition the court after one year of supervised probation to go onto unsupervised probation, provided all other sentencing requirements have been met.
Adamczyk’s case began March 28 when two Fraser Winter Park police officers responded to a call about an intoxicated employee at a Winter Park liquor store. According to the arrest report, the officers saw Adamczyk dealing with customers and noted she was the only worker in the store at the time.
After the customers had left, the officers entered the store, approached Adamczyk and saw she was intoxicated. They also noticed several open bottles of alcohol.
When officers contacted one of the store’s owners, they were told employees were not allowed to drink or be under the influence at work, at which point they decided to arrest Adamczyk and she resisted.
The arrest report says that while one of the officers was walking Adamczyk to a patrol car, she raised her leg and kicked him in the thigh right next to his groin. She was then helped into the vehicle and taken to the Grand County Jail without further incident.
Reached over the phone on Monday, Adamczyk expressed remorse for the incident and noted that she sought help immediately afterward and is still in treatment.
She added that she’s been sober for four months now and, if there’s any good that can come out of this, she hopes it will be that someone who needs help might read about her case and seek treatment before getting into a similar situation.
A representative of the district attorney’s office said on Tuesday that the police officer was consulted prior the plea agreement being reached and added that Adamczky had no prior criminal history.
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