BATH — A Bath woman is facing multiple charges including assaulting a police officer, endangering the welfare of a child and drunken driving after she was arrested Tuesday night near the heart of Bath’s commercial district.

Lt. Robert Savary of the Bath Police Department said 39-year-old Amy Small of Washington Street has been charged with nine criminal counts, after a motorist reported seeing her driving in a dangerous manner.

Savary said that witnesses told Bath police that Small was “swerving all over the roadway” as she drove south along Route 1 in Bath around 4:40 p.m.

Officer Garrett Olson saw Small exit Route 1 off the Sagadahoc Bridge onto Front Street. Police said Small passed vehicles that had stopped at a stop sign on Front Street, which leads into the city’s downtown business district.

Her Toyota Corolla continued at a fast speed on Front Street. Olson stopped Small on Front Street, near Linden Street and the Patten Free Library.

There were two 4-year-old children in the car with Small. One was Small’s daughter while the other, a boy, was not related to Small.

Police said the two 4-year-olds in the vehicle were restrained in car seats.

When Olson tried to arrest her, Small attempted to drive off and resisted attempts to place her in custody. Deputies from the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office arrived, and assisted Olson with handcuffing Small and placing her in a cruiser.

But while she was being transported to the police station and during the booking process, Savary said Small “kicked and bit the officers.”

One police officer required medical attention, but his injuries are not considered to be serious.

Small was taken to Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset where she was charged with: assault on an officer, operating under the influence, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, assault, refusing to submit to arrest, refusing to stop for a law enforcement officer, operating after suspension, and violation of license restrictions.

Her bail was set at $5,000. Small is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 13.

“This was an extremely dangerous situation that could have ended tragically,'” Savary said in the news release. “We are very fortunate that a motorist called to report the dangerous driving of Amy Small. Furthermore, we are fortunate that Officer Olson located her quickly and was able to stop her before she seriously injured a pedestrian, another motorist, the children in the vehicle or herself.”


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