ASHEVILLE - A city woman is behind bars after police say she punched a Highway Patrol trooper during a traffic stop.
Tiffany Dawn Pittman, 30, of Reddick Road, was charged overnight with Assault on a Government Employee, Resisting Public Officers, Driving While Impaired and Driving with a Revoked License, according to warrants at the Buncombe County magistrate's office.
She was stopped by a Highway Patrol officer shortly after 1:30 a.m. today on Interstate 240.
Pittman is accused of punching the trooper in the face.
She is being held at the Buncombe County Detention Facility under a $5,000 bond.