A teenage girl has been arrested after allegedly racially abusing a taxi driver and spitting on a police officer in Wolverhampton.
The 19-year-old was detained after the drama unfolded in Brantley Avenue, Wolverhampton, at around 12.30am on Tuesday, June 16.
West Midlands Police said the woman, who has not been named, also damaged a police vehicle and was taken to the cells to ‘sober up’.
Chief Inspector Hasson Shigdar said the police force ‘does not tolerate this intolerance’.
He said: “A 19-year-old female was arrested in early hours for racially abusing a taxi driver. Upon arrest she spat on a police officer then damaged a police vehicle.
“She is in custody ‘sobering up’, and will be spoken to later today. We do not tolerate this intolerance in Wolverhampton.”
A spokesman for the force added: “A 19-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated fear of violence, racially aggravated assault and assaulting a constable on Brantley Avenue, Wolverhampton at 12.30am today (June 16).
“She remains in police custody.”