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An Oklahoma Woman Fled Police And Got Tased Over A Ticket For A Broken Taillight
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An Oklahoma Woman Fled Police And Got Tased Over A Ticket For A Broken Taillight

(CNN)An Oklahoma woman who was pulled over for a broken taillight refused to accept an $80 ticket and instead yelled at the officer, drove away from the scene and later struggled with him, according to police bodycam footage and court documents.

Debra Hamil appears to kick the officer in the groin during the arrest, police bodycam video shows. The interaction begins when Officer Charles Missinne pulls Hamil over for a broken taillight, which she says has been out for about six months. She says she hasn't bought a new taillight because she is planning to buy a whole new bed for the truck soon. The officer then writes her a ticket for defective equipment for $80, and she grows agitated. "So you don't even give a warning for this?" she says. "You've been driving around for six months like that," he responds. "I'm not going to give you a warning for something you've been driving for six months." He asks her to sign the ticket, but she refuses. "I don't think that I deserve to pay $80 for something that is fixable and I can fix it, if that's all you want me to do," she says. The officer then orders her to step out of the car, but she refuses. After repeated refusals, their conversation turns more tense when he says she is under arrest. The woman locks her door and rolls up her car window, before briefly rolling it back down to say, "You be fair with me and I'll be fair with you," she says, her voice rising. "You are full of s*** because you're not placing me under no damn arrest," she says. She tells the officer to "shut up" and says she'll sign the ticket, but he says it's too late and orders her out of the car. She then drives away, and the officer gets into his vehicle and gives chase for several minutes. She pulls over, and he takes out his firearm and points it at her, ordering her to get out of the car, and she still refuses. He puts his weapon away, opens her vehicle door and pulls her out of the vehicle and pushes her onto the ground. "Leave me alone!" she yells. He tells her to put her hands behind her back, and she refuses.