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Update: Probation ordered for woman who spit on Wausau Police officer

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WAUSAU — A 27-year-old Minnesota woman who fought with police and spit on an officer will spend three years on probation.

Appearing in Marathon County Circuit Court on Thursday, Sharon Nyquist was found guilty of throwing or discharging bodily fluids at a public safety worker and resisting arrest, according to court records. Charges of taking or driving a vehicle without the owner’s consent, criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct were dismissed as part of a plea agreement.

Police arrested Nyquist on Oct. 11 after a report she was driving a stolen truck, according to the complaint.

According to the police report, Nyquist told officers she thought she had woken up in the river and had no memory of how she had gotten from Minnesota to Wausau.

When officers took Nyquist to the hospital for a blood test to determine if she was under the influence of drugs and alcohol, she started experiencing hallucinations and became combative, fighting with and spitting on an officer, police said.

Circuit Judge Greg Strasser ordered Nyquist to undergo counseling and treatment and to write a letter of apology to the victims. A restitution hearing is set for Jan. 29.

Nyquist will serve her probation in Minnesota.

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