Ohio state trooper throws woman to ground during arrest

BATAVIA, OH - An Ohio State Trooper threw a Northern Kentucky woman to the ground and arrested her on the side of a busy freeway on Thursday afternoon.

Kathy Schad of Dayton will face charges for operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OVI) and resisting arrest.

Sgt. Anthony Pearcy of the Ohio State Highway Patrol supervises Ryan Maynard, the trooper who made the arrest.

Maynard was investigating an unrelated accident on I-275 when Schad approached Maynard and asked him to drive her to a gas station.

Maynard smelled alcohol on the breath of 54-year-old Schad, and tried to place her under arrest.

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"She was actively resisting, not allowing him to handcuff her," Pearcy said. "Eventually after giving verbal commands, he took her down to the ground to secure her, give her more of a stable platform and to be able to get her hands behind her back to handcuff her is what you see here."

Scripps sister station WCPO showed Pearcy Chopper 9's video of the incident.

"When he went to handcuff her is pretty much where you see this video pick up," Pearcy said.

To see the violent arrest between Maynard and Schad, watch the video player above.

Maynard and Schad were both unharmed during the altercation.

Pearcy said after watching the video that Maynard handled the arrest properly.

"Everything looks exactly as he was trained," he said. "I can't say it's a common event, but I can't say it's uncommon either. Every so often we have folks who do not obey the orders of the law enforcement officer."

Pearcy urges drivers to keep on driving if they see a similar situation, no matter the circumstance. He said drivers shouldn't put themselves in danger.

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