Craig woman arrested following altercation with police, doctor |

Craig woman arrested following altercation with police, doctor

— A Craig woman was arrested this week after an alleged altercation with Craig Police Department officers and a doctor at The Memorial Hospital in Craig.

Leia Udele Todacheeny, 25, is charged in Moffat County Court with one count of criminal attempt and one count of second-degree assault against a public official; both are Class 4 felonies.

Todacheeny also faces one count each of third-degree assault, resisting arrest and obstructing a peace officer, all misdemeanors. She is scheduled to appear Tuesday in Moffat County Court for an arraignment.

At about 7 p.m. Sunday, police officers received a report of a possible drunken driver from someone who said they saw a woman sleeping in the front seat of a green Ford Explorer parked in front an apartment in the 800 block of East Seventh Street. The caller said the woman asleep in the Ford Explorer had an almost empty bottle of vodka between her legs, crashed into the steps of Unit 19 and was witnessed driving erratically around Terrace Estates, according to court records.

Upon arrival on scene, officers said they found Todacheeny asleep at the wheel with a bottle of vodka between her legs, according to court documents. It took officers several minutes to wake up Todacheeny.

Todacheeny immediately began asking officers about her former boyfriend, Derik Scott.

Scott, 24, who has fathered three children with Todacheeny, pleaded guilty in February to criminal attempt to commit second-degree assault and was sentenced to two years in the Colorado Department of Corrections.

During their initial investigation, officers noticed a distinct odor of alcohol on Todacheeny’s breath, court documents state. Todacheeny agreed to submit to a roadside sobriety test but was unable to perform the maneuvers, officers said.

Officers placed Todacheeny under arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence, but chose not to place her in handcuffs given her drunken state, according to court documents.

As officers led Todacheeny to a patrol car she resisted and punched a Craig Police Department officer. Once secured in the rear of the patrol car, Todacheeny was transported to The Memorial Hospital in Craig for a jail clearance exam. During the course of the exam, Todacheeny continued to be uncooperative and, at one point, kicked a TMH doctor, according to police.

Todacheeny was released this week from Moffat County Jail on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond. She is scheduled for arraignment at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in Moffat County Court.

Joe Moylan can be reached at 970-875-1794 or

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