Kenosha woman accused of striking police officer in the face, kicking out a squad car's window

MOUNT PLEASANT (WITI) -- Mount Pleasant police say a police officer was struck in the face several times by a 20-year-old Kenosha woman -- and the blows broke the officer's glasses. She's also accused of kicking out the back window of a squad car. 20-year-old Tiera Dupriest is now facing five charges.

Mount Pleasant police say on Wednesday morning, October 8th, a vehicle headed westbound on Durand Avenue near Meachem Road was observed to be displaying an expired license plate sticker. An officer conducted a traffic stop and learned the driver also had a suspended driver's license.

The Racine County Communications Center informed the officer Dupriest had several open commitments.

Police say upon identifying the driver and after approaching her vehicle, the officer was met with resistance. Police say Dupriest refused to put her vehicle in park, and was argumentative with the officer -- refusing to exit her vehicle.

Police say after opening the driver's side door, the police officer observed Dupriest place her hand on the gear shifter -- and at that time, the officer was able to remove the keys from the vehicle.

That's when police say Dupriest exited her vehicle -- continuing to argue with the officer -- striking the officer in the face multiple times, breaking his glasses.  That officer suffered minor injuries, but he was able to complete his shift.

With the assistance of a second officer, Dupriest was taken into custody.

After Dupriest was seated in the squad car, police say she kicked out the squad's back window.

Racine police were called to the scene, and they took Dupriest to the Racine County Jail in their police van.

She now faces the following charges: