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Report: Woman removed from Amtrak train for being drunk and disruptive


A woman was taken off an Amtrak train in Salisbury Wednesday night after police say she was drunk and being disruptive toward the other passengers.

Amtrak's southbound Carolinian, train no. 79, pulled into Salisbury on time Wednesday night at 7:24 p.m., according to Amtrak.

Amtrak Police had contacted the Salisbury Police Department to say that an "unruly and disruptive" passenger was intoxicated, screaming, cursing, and causing a disturbance on the train. 

The woman was identified as Jessica Lee Price, 22, of Rockingham in Richmond County, according to the report. 

Police say Price boarded the train in High Point, after a bus transfer that originated in Winston-Salem.

According to the report, police boarded the train and found Price to be disruptive. 

She was ordered off the train, but refused the commands of police to put her hands behind her back so that she could be handcuffed. 

Once outside the train, police had to force Price to the ground so that she could be restrained on the platform.

Price was taken to the Rowan County Magistrate's Office and charged with resisting arrest and trespassing, according to the report. 

Bond was originally set at $3,000 and she was taken to the jail. 

But, the incident was not over.

While at the jail, police say Price kicked one of the officers in the thigh and cursed at him. 

Price was taken back to the magistrate's office, this time charged with assault on police. 

Bond was raised to $13,000.

Price is set to appear in court on the charges on May 8th.

The Carolinian continued on after Price was removed and arrived at its final destination of Charlotte 37 minutes late.

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