A woman from Bensalem is now in custody after prosecutors say she bit a New Jersey Police Officer on the leg while resisting arrest. 

Jessica Hayes, 30, of Bensalem. Credit: Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.

An officer from Island Beach State Park told authorities he was trailing Jessica Hayes, 30, this past Saturday as she drove a blue Hyundai more than 70 miles per hour in a 35 zone. Hayes allegedly refused to pull over, and the chase continued north toward Seaside Heights until the officer stopped for the sake of public safety.

However, two other Seaside Park Police Officers responded to a report of a suspicious woman a Wells Fargo on Northeast Central Avenue. A press release reports the suspicious woman was Hayes.

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer alleges Hayes was visibly intoxicated. Then, when police tried to arrest her, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office says she resisted and used her teeth as a weapon.

“It’s my understanding that Hayes caused minor injuries to two Seaside Park Police Officers and that she actually bit a State Park Police Sergeant on his leg” Prosecutor Billhimer stated in a press release. “Quite frankly, we are lucky no one else was injured by her reckless behavior on a very busy Saturday at the Jersey Shore. All of the Officers involved did a great job and it looks like they will all be ok.”

The Bensalem resident will be sent to Ocean County Jail after being evaluated at a local hospital. Hayes faces charges of eluding and three counts of aggravated assault.