FHP: Woman Punched Trooper, Made Racial Slurs, Tried To Run

November 8, 2018

An Escambia County woman was jailed after punching a state trooper and attempted to run when he tried to place her under arrest.

The incident began about 3 p.m. Tuesday when a Florida Highway Patrol trooper conducted a traffic stop on a red Ford Mustang on Daytona Drive.

The vehicle was occupied by driver Christopher Urbaniak  and front seat passenger Shaela Salinas. Urbaniak is a habitual felony offender, according to FHP, and Salinas was wanted on an active warrant out of Escambia County.

Salinas was instructed to exit the vehicle due an outstanding arrest warrant from Escambia County. After exiting the vehicle, Salinas swung at a trooper with a closed fist,  striking him in the shoulder. Salinas was taken down to the ground and placed under arrest.
Salinas was very belligerent and was making racial slurs and obscenities, trooper said. After being instructed to stay seated, she attempted to stand up and run while handcuffed. The FHP said she would not follow commands and had to be taken to the ground a second time.
Salinas was transported to Baptist Hospital where she was medically cleared and then transported to the Escambia County Jail.  She was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest with violence, possession of a new legend drug and possession of drug paraphernalia. She remained in jail without bond.
Urbaniak was charged as a habitual offender driving with a suspended license and released on a $2,500 bond.


11 Responses to “FHP: Woman Punched Trooper, Made Racial Slurs, Tried To Run”

  1. charlie mike on November 8th, 2018 8:08 pm

    By all means, slug the cop and try to run. Cause so many get away. <<<<<<heavy sarcasm. #can'tfixstupidbutyoucancuffandstuffit

  2. only on November 8th, 2018 7:36 pm

    karen, I did not vote to retain any judges. I was just showing how ludicrous it was to retain any of them. you needed to read between the lines.

  3. Gary on November 8th, 2018 6:39 pm

    Urbaniak was a habitual felon. Duh? Why wasn’t he in prison.

  4. Joshua on November 8th, 2018 5:47 pm

    Judges do not set the bond upon initial arrest, that falls to the arresting officer. There are minimum, recommended and maximum bonds that can be set. 2500.00 is the recommended bond on a third degree felony.

  5. IMHO on November 8th, 2018 11:06 am

    That’s why I voted not to retain the judges! We’re too concerned about a criminals rights. Our prisons are so overpopulated with minor offenses a pos like this gets bonded out. Look at other countries punishments, Singapore for example!! But no, we treat our criminals with respect….smh

  6. Karen on November 8th, 2018 10:44 am

    @Only you might have voted to keep all the judges on the bench but I did not I voted no on all of them I’m tired of all the slap on the wrist criminals repeating the same offences over and over pass time to get tough on criminals.

  7. retired on November 8th, 2018 8:44 am

    The problem with taking the car and crushing it, is the bank will end up loosing.
    you know the car isn’t paid off.

  8. Only on November 8th, 2018 8:17 am

    Only $2,500 bail for all that and we just voted to retain all the judges?

  9. paul on November 8th, 2018 7:39 am

    If his name is on the registration the car is the States car now.. There’s already a law in place. ;)

  10. Idea on November 8th, 2018 5:44 am

    We could do what they do in England and impound the car and crush it. That would take care of it.

  11. common sense on November 8th, 2018 2:31 am

    You know there’s a remedy to this habitual offender driving with a suspended license – impound the car and keep it impounded – they have no respect for law , hurt them in the wallet severely…besides you can’t fix stupid.

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