A Bryan woman was arrested early Thursday after being accused of biting a police officer while being detained on a driving while intoxicated charge.

College Station police said 22-year-old Amaya Ochoa was pulled over near the intersection of Nagle Street and University Drive in College Station around 3 a.m.

She became belligerent as she was being arrested, authorities said, and bit an officer who was attempting to hold her head in an effort to prevent her from hurting herself, according to a police report.

She bit the officer two more times as she was being restrained, officials said.

Ochoa is charged with driving while intoxicated and assault of a public servant.

Assault of a public servant is a third-degree felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000. Driving while intoxicated is a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a fine up to $2,000.

Ochoa remained in the Brazos County Jail on Thursday evening. Bail had not been set.

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