A WOMAN from Prescot has been arrested on suspicion of being drunk in charge of a motor vehicle and then of assaulting a detention officer.

Officers arrested a 40-year-old woman on Thursday morning (October 15) after being called to Prescot Park Way.

Shortly after 5am officers attended reports of a Silver Ford having been abandoned in the road with its lights on.

Officers say they found a drunk woman attempting to get the vehicle started.

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A roadside breath test was conducted and the suspect was taken into custody as part of the investigation.

While she was in custody a detention officer was allegedly assaulted after being pushed, which caused them minor injuries.

The suspect remains in custody.