Police: Drunken teen who hit nurse arrested

2012-07-30T18:04:00Z 2012-07-30T18:14:56Z Police: Drunken teen who hit nurse arrestedBy Jeff Burton jeff.burton@nwi.com, (219) 548-4354 nwitimes.com

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | Police said a drunken 15-year-old girl found unconscious in the street at a mobile home park Sunday afternoon was arrested after punching and kicking nurses and security guards at Porter hospital.

About 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Porter County sheriff's police responded to Liberty Farm, 76 E. U.S. 6, where an 87-year-old woman said she looked outside, saw something on the ground and discovered it was the girl.

Two women who were driving by said the elderly woman flagged them down, so they stopped and discovered the girl had shallow breathing and a faint pulse.

They called medics who took the girl to Porter hospital in Valparaiso for treatment.

At the hospital, a nurse told police the girl regained consciousness and had to be put in restraints because of her combative attitude.

After being found with a 0.28 blood alcohol content and cleared for release, hospital staff began removing the restraints and said the girl spit on and punched a nurse, then kicked a security guard in the face.

Police said the restraints were put back on until she calmed down.

The girl's mother reportedly said the 15-year-old and her 13-year-old sister were babysitting for a neighbor at the time of the incident. The girl's sister reportedly told their mother that her intoxicated sister drank four glasses of Jagermeister before leaving the mobile home during an argument.

Police said the intoxicated girl was taken to the Porter County Juvenile Detention Center where she'll face a magistrate for alleged battery, battery by bodily fluid, disorderly conduct and minor consumption of alcohol.

During transport, the girl reportedly didn't remember the incident and police said she was apologetic. She said she drank because she "was bored and wanted to get hyper."

 

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