A man and woman have both been charged with disorderly conduct after law enforcement officials said a side-swiped vehicle on Millbrook Road in Rome led to a confrontation with police.
Authorities said a 17-year-old girl was driving in the 500 block at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday when she side-swiped a parked vehicle. Police said passenger Holly A. Daniello, 21, of Millbrook Road, got out and tried to convince the owners of the damaged vehicle to lie to officers and back up her story that Daniello had been driving. When the owners refused, police said Daniello got angry and started shouting at them. Police said Daniello left and returned with her boyfriend, 28-year-old Koren A. Wright, also of Millbrook Road.
When officers arrived and tried to interview everyone involved, they said Daniello claimed she had been driving, despite the evidence against her. Police said Wright then started yelling at the officers and repeatedly tried to position himself between the officers and Daniello.
The officers told Wright he was under arrest, and police said Wright pulled away and refused to be hand-cuffed. The officers took Wright to the ground to take him into custody. During the encounter with Wright, police said Daniello left the scene and got into another vehicle. Police said this vehicle drove by the scene at least three times, and Daniello shouted profanities at the officers from the passenger seat each time they passed. The vehicle was stopped and Daniello was taken into custody.
Both Daniello and Wright are charged with one count each of disorderly conduct and second-degree obstruction of a governmental administration. Daniello is additionally charged with one count of third-degree coercion, and Wright is additionally charged with one count of resisting arrest, authorities stated. They are both scheduled to appear in City Court.