Woman arrested in Utah County for allegedly assaulting two health care workers while intoxicated

An American Fork woman was arrested Friday after she allegedly hit her romantic partner in the face while riding in a Lyft vehicle and assaulted two health care workers.

The Utah County Sheriff’s office arrested the 42-year-old on suspicion of assault and assault on health care providers after she allegedly kicked a nurse in the back and slapped another in the chest at Utah Valley Hospital.

The alleged assault began when the woman, who was riding in the back of a Lyft vehicle, became upset, and struck her partner in the face, according to a probable cause statement. The blow gave her partner a bloody nose.

She then hit the driver of the vehicle multiple times in the arm and face, court documents state. The driver did not pursue charges against the woman.

Court documents state the woman appeared to be severely intoxicated. Lehi Police Department officers took her into custody at 11:25 p.m. and attempted to check her into the hospital for a medical clearance.

She refused to exit the patrol vehicle, documents show, and multiple units were called to move her into the hospital.

The woman then kicked a nurse in the back and slapped another in the chest with an open hand while health care providers attempted to provide her care.

Documents state she had to spend several hours in the hospital due to her high level of intoxication. She was booked into the Utah County jail at 6:25 a.m. Saturday and was released after her $1,950 bail was paid at 12:43 p.m.