A Brentwood Borough woman is in the Allegheny County Jail on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, aggravated harassment by a prisoner and institutional vandalism following an arrest on Route 51 on Monday night.
Jenna Rose Difrancesco, 28, of 105 Kaplan Ave., was stopped by a Whitehall Borough police officer between Stewart Avenue and Greenlee Road at around 9:10 that night for erratic driving, Whitehall police Deputy Chief Richard M. Danko said.
As the officer approached Difrancesco's vehicle, he smelled alcohol coming from her, Danko said, and put her through field-sobriety tests, which she failed, before arresting her.
Difrancesco refused to be subjected to breath-analyzer and blood tests, Danko said, and was "very combative and belligerent" during her interactions with police, including spitting on an officer.
Danko said that Difrancesco also spit and urinated inside of a Whitehall police station holding cell before going to jail.
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