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Scofflaw Strikes ticket-writer with car door.
Time: 1:44 p.m.
Location: 65 K St. NE
Officer: Patricia Johnson
Incident Report: While patrolling her assigned beat, Officer Patricia Johnson was issuing notices of infraction (NOI) for vehicles illegally parked. Officer Johnson stopped to ask a citizen, sitting in a parked vehicle on an expired meter, to deposit coins into the meter. The operator of the vehicle refused. Officer Johnson started to issue the NOI to the vehicle. After observing the vehicle more, the officer noticed the vehicle was failing to display current tags. Officer Johnson issued both NOIs to the vehicle. After [Johnson placed] both citations on the vehicle, the operator got out of the vehicle and started verbally assaulting Officer Johnson….While walking away from the scene, the operator of the vehicle swung her door open and struck the officer with the door on her left side. At this point, Officer Johnson waved down a police officer for assistance….The officer placed the citizen under arrest for assault. Officer Johnson was taken to George Washington University Hospital Emergency Room for observation.