Boise woman charged with battery, drug possession after traffic stop

December 4, 2013 

— A Boise woman is in the Ada County Jail after a fight with officers who tried to search her car.

Police pulled over Bailey Jean Hammer, 26, late Tuesday night after spotting her driving without a front license plate near the intersection of Franklin Road and Orchard Street. After checking the driver’s name in Boise city records, officers learned she had an outstanding warrant for misdemeanor failure to appear.

The officers placed Hammer under arrest and began to search her. That’s when police say Hammer began to resist, grabbing an officer’s fingers and wrenching them back. The officers were able to restrain the suspect and continue the search.

After a K-9 police dog alerted on Hammer’s car, officers found a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. She was booked into the Ada County Jail and charged with felony battery on an officer and misdemeanors for drug possession, paraphernalia possession, failure to appear, and stalking.

Hammer is scheduled for arraignment Wednesday afternoon.

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