NEW BEDFORD — Police were on patrol when they observed a vehicle driving erratically in the area of Portland Street and West Rodney French Boulevard.

When police stopped the vehicle, they observed open bottles of alcohol. Upon further investigation, police determined the driver was under the influence of alcohol. After being arrested for that offense, she became verbally and physically disruptive and struck two officers.

Teresa Garcia, 60, of Division Street, New Bedford, was arrested on charges of negligent operation of a motor vehicle, possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, OUI liquor, and two counts of assault and battery on a police officer.

The arrest was made at 3:57 a.m. Tuesday.

New Bedford Police Department

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