A 41-year-old Bryan woman has been charged with DWI after she became involved in a car accident over the weekend.

An alarming element to her story is how she was manhandled by police officers and hospital staff members seeking to withdraw blood for a blood test. One would expect that a grown woman would be treated with more respect and care than this woman was.

The accident happened around the 400 block of North Harvey Mitchell Parkway around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday. According to a witness, the woman tried to execute a U-Turn and then hit a second vehicle.

When officers came to the scene to investigate the incident, they reportedly found an open container of beer in one of the woman's cupholders.

The officers took the woman to St. Joseph's Hospital so they could draw blood for a blood-alcohol test. They reported having to pull the woman into the hospital because she was resisting so much. While that may not be a very dignified way to behave, it's easy to see how this woman could have been very frightened and anxious about what was happening to her.

Once inside the hospital, it took several staff members to subdue her enough for the blood for the test to be withdrawn.

The woman has now been charged with failure to identify herself, resisting search and for having an open container of alcohol in her vehicle.

Source: The Bryan College Station Eagle, "Woman faces multiple charges after weekend auto accident," Oct. 1, 2012