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Couple Flipping Off Motorists On Christmas Eve Arrested

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SANDWICH, Ill. (STMW) - A man and a woman were charged with several misdemeanors in connection with an altercation with police on Christmas Eve in Sandwich.

About 6 p.m. Friday, police responded to the 100 block of East College Street for a report of intoxicated people giving motorists the middle finger, according to a Sandwich police release.

When officers arrived at the scene, they confronted Brian P. Carlsen, 36, of the 300 block of Wilshire Dr. in Sandwich, and Jessica A. Chaplin, 28, of the same address, the release said.

Police arrested Carlsen after he threw chunks of snow at a house and placed Chaplin under arrested after she became irate at officers and began swearing at them while refusing to cooperate with their commands, according to the release.

Carlsen was charged with two counts of disorderly conduct — including misuse of 9-1-1, after he used his cell phone to attempt to report an emergency that did not exist while he was being processed by police, the release said.

Chaplin was charged with resisting a peace office, obstructing a police office and pedestrian under the influence of alcohol, according to the release.

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