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GARNER | A Forest City woman accused of kicking a police officer in the groin while being arrested in September at Heritage Park of North Iowa has been sentenced to jail. 

Dawn Marie Baker, 37, pleaded guilty in Hancock County District Court to an amended charge of misdemeanor public intoxication — second offense. 

Charges of assault on persons in certain occupations and unlawful possession of a prescription drug (Duloxetine) were dismissed as part of a plea agreement. 

On Dec. 15, Baker was sentenced to 180 days in jail, with all but 10 days suspended. She was also placed on probation for one year and fined $315. 

When officers approached Baker, she reportedly fled on foot before kicking one of them in the groin when they detained her, according to charging documents. 

Baker's sentence will be served consecutively with an operating while intoxicated — first offense — charge she pleaded guilty to on Dec. 13. She was sentenced to two days in jail and fined $1,250 for that charge. 

— Ashley Stewart

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