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Woman pepper sprayed Visions employees, spat blood in officer’s eye, officials say

Published On: Jul 10 2013 04:19:02 PM CDT

Photo courtesy Dane County Sheriff's Department

MADISON, Wis. -

A Madison woman was arrested outside Visions Nightclub after pepper spraying nightclub employees and spitting blood into an officer’s eye, according to a release.

Madison police were dispatched to Visions Nightclub on Thursday night to reports of a disturbance, according to the release.

Officials said they could smell pepper spray inside Visions when they got to the scene around 1:30 a.m.

Officials said Brittaney M. Boyd, 25, was being held down after she allegedly used pepper spray against Visions’ employees after she was mad about not being allowed into Visions when it was about to close for the night.

Boyd was yelling and screaming expletives at the officer as the officer tried to calm her down, according to the release.

As an officer was taking Boyd to a squad car she tried to kick the officer and successfully spat blood into the officer’s eye, according to the release.

Officials said Boyd continued to threaten the officer as she was being taken to the Dane County Jail.

Boyd was arrested on charges of causing bodily harm by use of pepper spray, battery, resisting a police officer and discharging bodily fluids at a public safety worker.

The officer had to receive medical attention after exposure to Boyd’s blood, according to the release.

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