BRISTOL - A city woman has been charged with assaulting a nurse at Bristol Hospital.
Jill Lewis, 36, is facing one count of assault on a peace officer. She was arrested over the weekend and released on a $5,000 non-surety bond. She is expected to be arraigned in Bristol Superior Court Monday.
According to the arrest warrant, Lewis was a patient at Bristol Hospital on Aug. 24 when she began acting out in her room. A nurse said she was shaking violently, and it looked as though she were faking a seizure. When the nurse told Lewis to stop, she complied, which the nurse told police generally means someone was not having a seizure if they could stop on command. Shortly thereafter, Lewis began using profanities toward the woman, the warrant said. Lewis then sat up and struck the woman in the face with the back of her fist.
Lewis, of no certain address in Bristol, was then restrained and sedated. Because she was a patient, police decided not to arrest her on the spot and, instead, later served her with an arrest warrant.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.