A DeLeon Springs woman who did not stop after nearly hitting a deputy's patrol car crashed into a Deltona home and then pulled out a knife while at the emergency room of an Orange City hospital, deputies said.
Catherine Francis, 24, was stunned with a Taser in the emergency room so deputies could disarm her, a Volusia County sheriff's report shows.
A deputy saw Francis' sport utility vehicle traveling erratically northbound on Courtland Boulevard at 2:29 a.m. Saturday. Francis pulled into the deputy's lane, causing him to go off the road to avoid hitting the SUV, the report states.
The deputy tried to stop Francis but she left Courtland Boulevard and while on Croton Avenue drove the wrong way, in the left lane. The deputy lost sight of the SUV but continued south on Croton.
At the intersection of North Covington Drive, the deputy saw a hole in the front of the house and the rear lights of a vehicle. Smoke or dust was billowing out of 2963 N. Covington, the report states.
Francis was found lying on the ground at the rear of the vehicle bleeding from several cuts. Francis said she had a broken ankle and screamed that she was not driving.
The deputy entered the house to check on the occupants, and after being inside found a shoeless Francis had entered and was crawling through broken glass and debris, the report states.
An empty bottle of beer was found in the SUV, according to the report. The uninjured occupants of the house said they did not know Francis.
The SUV had a Florida tag that expired in January 2008 but it was altered to make it look like it expired in August 2010, sheriff's deputies said.
Francis was violent with paramedics and spat on a deputy who tried to help, the report states.
Francis was arrested and taken to Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City for treatment. While in the emergency room, Francis pulled out a knife and began to wield it about in an attempt to hurt herself and the hospital staff, the report states.
A deputy stunned Francis and took the knife from her.
Francis is charged with battery on a law enforcement officer/firefighter/EMT, fleeing and attempting to elude a law enforcement officer, driving with a suspended/revoked driver's license, unregistered motor vehicle, two counts of assault on a law enforcement officer and driving under the influence.
She was being held Tuesday in the Volusia County Branch Jail on $14,500 bail.