Lynn woman accused of kicking two police officers while drunk

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LYNN – A Lynn woman was taken into custody after she allegedly assaulted two police officers, one with a kick in the groin, at the Sandbar late Thursday night.Davia Gunderman, 21, of 714 Washington St., Lynn, was arrested and charged with two counts of assault and battery on a police officer, two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a Class E drug, Gabapentin, and domestic assault and battery Thursday at 11:48 p.m.According to a police report by Officer Paul Scali, officers were traveling on Washington Street when they were flagged down by a detail officer who informed them of a disturbance taking place at the Sandbar. Scali reported that he and another officer saw Gunderson and her mother, Tammy Jankoski of Revere, “screaming at each other in the parking lot causing bar patrons to come outside to see what the commotion was.”According to the report, after separating the two, Jankoski said her daughter had just turned 21 and had too much to drink and added that she herself didn?t have a ride home.Scali wrote that Gunderman was “extremely incoherent,” smelled like an alcoholic beverage and struggled to stay on her feet and that she was shouting profanities at the officers. After offering to give her a ride home, which was refused, the officers decided to place Gunderman into protective custody for safety, wrote Scali.According to the report, Gunderman pulled away and shoved Jankoski when officers tried to place her in custody, and while they tried to grab hold of her, she kicked Scali in the groin and Officer John Clem in the leg, before officers took her to the ground.Scali reported that Gunderman continued to flail and resist as she was put under arrest. The report read that during booking, officers found 41 Gabapentin pills in a sandwich bag in Gunderman?s purse.Gunderman was released on personal recognizance and is scheduled to return to court May 7.

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