Steamboat Springs Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a 34-year-old woman Sunday night in Oak Creek after her husband called police saying she was intoxicated and had nearly hit their children with a car in their driveway.
Deputies arrested Melissa Jean Rainey-Schamanski on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after they said they found her locked inside her home on Wild Hog Drive at about 8 p.m. Deputies said she was exhibiting signs of being intoxicated.
Undersheriff Ray Birch said the woman resisted arrest and scratched the deputies with her fingernails as they attempted to handcuff her. Birch said the woman then repeatedly banged her head against the cage of the patrol car she was placed in after deputies closed the door, which caused her head to bleed. According to the arrest affidavit, she then attempted to spit blood at the deputies.
Rainey-Schamanski was transported to Yampa Valley Medical Center for examination before being taken to jail. She also was arrested on suspicion of violating a protection order, resisting arrest and 2nd degree assault of a peace officer. She was being held at Routt County Jail on Monday on $10,000 bond.