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Arvada DUI driver who spit on officer, said 'there's some corona for you,' pleads guilty

Posted at 7:34 PM, Jun 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-18 21:34:44-04

ARVADA, Colo. — A woman suspected of drunk driving and then spitting on the arresting officer, telling him "There's some corona for you," has been sentenced to 90 days in jail, online court records said.

Brenda Johnson, 62, also received five years' probation after pleading guilty to assault of a peace officer/bodily fluids, a fourth-degree felony.

Johnson also pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and received two years' probation.

When the incident happened in March, it was unknown if Johnson was COVID-19 positive.

Police said Johnson was driving drunk and collided into four parked cars in the area of the 6000 block of Olde Wadsworth Blvd.

When officers arrived, they found Johnson behind the wheel of the suspect vehicle at the 7-Eleven at W. 58th Ave and Wadsworth Blvd, according to police.

She was arrested and taken to a local detoxification center where the spitting incident happened.

Johnson has a lengthy criminal record in Colorado, including a prior DUI, drug possession, theft and probation violations, according to a Colorado Bureau of Investigation criminal history report.