law enforcement officer was allegedly slapped by a 21-year-old female who was unwillingly being given a blood-alcohol test at the Platte County Detention Center.
The Platte County Prosecutor’s Office has charged Morgan Greer with several misdemeanor charges, including assault in the fourth degree, driving while intoxicated and obstructing government operations.
Court documents list Greer’s address as “homeless.”
At 3:55 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, a deputy with the Platte County Sheriff’s Office activated the emergency signals on his patrol vehicle after observing a motorist who was unable to stay within her driving lane.
The driver, Morgan Greer, allegedly emitted a strong odor of alcohol and had watery, bloodshot eyes. The deputy strongly suspected Greer of driving drunk and performed a series of standardized field sobriety tests on Greer after she willingly complied.
Following the horizontal gaze nystagmus assessment, walk and turn test and one leg stand check, the deputy placed Greer under arrest for drunk driving. Greer told the deputy she was arrested the week before for driving under the influence in Ray County.
In that case, Greer submitted a blood-alcohol test and failed the initial sobriety tests, according to court documents.
Upon arrival at the Platte County Detention Center, Greer unequivocally declined a breath sample, warranting a judge to issue a search warrant of Greer’s blood.
When Greer refused to allow the nurse to draw her blood, the deputy allegedly attempted to restrain her by grabbing her left arm. That’s when Greer allegedly used her right arm to slap the deputy across the check.
“Due to her acts of violence and non-compliance, the nurse deemed it unsafe to perform a blood draw,” court documents state.
Platte County Circuit Court Judge Ann Hansbrough initially set Greer’s bond at $5,000 with several conditions placed on her release, including no consumption of alcohol and the addition of a scram device on her vehicle.
Greer was recently released on a $250 cash bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 16.