Maine woman apologizes for kicking police officer in groin

Carol Welch (Franklin County Detention Center)

JAY, Maine (AP) -- A Maine woman has pleaded guilty to kicking a Jay police officer in the groin during her arrest last year.

Forty-eight-year-old Carol Welch was sentenced to eight days in jail with credit given for four days already served Tuesday. The Sun Journal reports Welch apologized for her actions, saying she is an alcoholic.

Welch pleaded guilty to felony assault on Jay Officer Dylan Rider and misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest. Rider did not attend Tuesday's proceeding.

Prosecutors say Rider would have testified that during his 2017 arrest of a heavily intoxicated Welch, she kicked him in the groin while he was trying to get her into a police cruiser.

The judge says a two-year agreement will see Welch undergo alcohol counseling in exchange for the felony charge's dismissal.

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