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Woman Assaulted Officer During DWI Arrest, Police Say

A West St. Louis County woman had her 6-year-old daughter in her car when she was arrested for drunk driving and assaulted a police officer, according to police.

Rachel Wilcox, 27, of unincorporated West. St. Louis County was charged Thursday with driving while intoxicated.

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According to Officer Melissa Doss with the St. Peters Police Department, t

Doss also tells Patch, that during the arrest Wilcox attempted to spit on one police officer, then she allegedly slapped another officer in the face in the booking area. 

Authorities said Wilcox was initially pulled over after a bystander called police to report Wilcox’s vehicle swerving near the intersection of Mid Rivers Mall Drive and Cottleville Parkway.

Police said prior to pulling Wilcox over, officers also witnessed additional traffic violations.

Doss said once Wilcox's child was found in the backseat of the car, the Division of Family Services was notified. However, the child was released to another adult close to the family.

BLT January 30, 2013 at 07:52 PM
Oops. Sorry, forgot it’s not listed under the petitioner’s name, only the case number will pull up the detail. I’m not implying that she’s incapable of raising a child but choice’s she’s made implies though that she has had some questionable decision making in the past. However, I fully agree that being presented as guilty to the world before facts even come out and/or found guilty or not guilty is unfortunate. The media these days don’t care about that. They just want to be the first person to report it regardless of all the discrepancies. Reporting news used to mean something. The media is a monster out of control.
Kyle J January 30, 2013 at 07:59 PM
Yes, there should be accountability! But even the PA went on and stated falasies!
Mike K January 31, 2013 at 11:02 AM
It's been a couple of days. Is the girl back with her father? If not, under what judge's order? If the dad has custody orders he should get them enforced and get his kid back until mom is out of jail. Props to the dad for sticking around for his kid. It is hard when the 'system' encourages dads to shut up, go away, and pay could support and sexist laws like VAWA don't help.
Mike K January 31, 2013 at 11:10 AM
So, now it looks to me like the cops/DFS placed Ms. Wilcox's child in the custody of the man whom she has a restraining order against and not the child's father. And HHS statistics clearly and overwhelmingly show the most dangerous person to a child is the mother's unrelated male partner. Good call, DFS!
Jacqueline January 31, 2013 at 09:33 PM
You sound very bitter.

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