FRANKLIN — A borough woman who police say was drunk when she ditched her moving car, which had two flat tires, was charged with assaulting two police officers and an emergency medical technician.


Sheila A. Celentano, 44, was seen driving erratically on two flat tires shortly after 5 p.m. on Monday in the area of Route 631 when she jumped out of the moving vehicle and ran down Newton Street in Franklin. The vehicle subsequently rolled into a ditch off the roadway, Franklin police said in a release.


Arriving officers found Celentano, who was barefoot, yelling profanities, intoxicated and holding an open container of alcohol, police said.


While in police custody, police say, Celentano kicked Sgt. William Grissom and Detective David Schneider, each in the chest.


Police said while being cared for in a Wallkill Valley First Aid Squad ambulance, Celentano kicked an emergency medical technician in the stomach.


Celentano was charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault on an emergency medical technician, resisting arrest, driving while intoxicated and several other motor vehicle violations.


Celentano was processed, jailed briefly and released pending a court appearance in state Superior Court in Newton.


In May 2019, Celentano was sentenced to two years’ probation and 30 days of at-home detention after pleading guilty to preventing Franklin Sgt. Robert Vander Ploeg from arresting her in 2018 by using force and for obstructing by shouting obscenities and threats of physical abuse.


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