Woman Coughs On Hanover Police During Arrest, Claims She Has Coronavirus

Sandy Malone

Police said Lea Piazza intentionally coughed on the police officers who were arresting her for DWI.

Hanover Township, NJ – A suspected drunk driver intentionally coughed on Hanover police officers and told them she had the coronavirus.

The incident occurred on March 12 when Hanover police stopped 28-year-old Lea Piazza of Wayne on suspicion that she was driving while intoxicated, the Morris Daily Voice reported.

Police administered a field sobriety test to Piazza at the scene and she failed.

So officers arrested her, the Morris Daily Voice reported.

Police said that as officers were processing Piazza, she began purposely coughing on Hanover Police Officer Erick Magley.

Officer Magley asked Piazza to cover her mouth and stop coughing on him, the Morris Daily Voice reported.

“Oh, by the way, I have the coronavirus and so do you now," Piazza replied, according to the police.

Police said that woman claimed her boyfriend, who was from New York, had the novel coronavirus, the Morris Daily Voice reported.

The police department said that three officers who were exposed to Piazza had to be put under quarantine.

According to charging documents, Piazza’s claims about the virus were later determined to be “100 percent false,” the Morris Daily Voice reported.

Once confronted, police said Piazza admitted that she lied about having coronavirus.

She was charged with DWI, causing a false public alarm, and multiple motor vehicle offenses, the Morris Daily Voice reported.

Piazza was released from custody until her scheduled court appearance.

Comments (10)
IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

she's not the first person to say something stupid while drunk and getting arrested... and she won't be the last!

No. 1-7
policekin
policekin

The problem with saying something stupid is that the ramifications of this could be cumbersome for police … they may need to be tested and may actually become ill.

The bigger problem is that the liberal courts (read: liberal judges and lawyers aka communists) have purposely encouraged a population segment that will continue to act out in ways big and small. After all, they have nothing to fear.

This will continue for awhile, but I have a feeling we are approaching the breaking point. And the worm will turn.

davidebrwn
davidebrwn

sounds like a Felony to me

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

#rolltape

DarrellB
DarrellB

And just WHY was she not charged with assault???

Andytheman
Andytheman

It goes with the territory. You have to expect it. Some HIV guy purposely spit in my face once but fortunately I didn't get infected. He was charged with felony assault on a police officer among other charges. He died of HIV not too long after he got incarcerated.

bryantrent
bryantrent

What a crzy lady


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