A woman has written to Bedfordshire Police to thank them and apologise for her actions after they ensured she got home safely.
The incident happened on an evening in May, when police received reports of an intoxicated woman lying in the road.
Three officers attended and received a hostile response from the woman.
PC Matt Johnson was one of the officers who responded. He said: “When we arrived at the scene we saw a woman lying on the verge, with her head on the white line of the unlit road. We tried to speak to her but she was volatile and hostile, assaulting one of my colleagues and banging on the van.
“She tried to walk off but was clearly too drunk, and a danger to herself. We were able to identify who she was and took her home where her family calmed her down.
“Unfortunately this is pretty run of the mill for a Friday or Saturday night, all too often our time is being taken up with dealing with intoxicated people when we have more important issues to deal with.”
The woman has since written to the force to thank the officers as well as to apologise for her behaviour during the incident.
She wrote: “I am deeply sorry for my behaviour and actions on Saturday night just gone, I am sorry for wasting your time, and am eternally grateful to you all for taking me home and ensuring my safety and would like to express my gratitude for the fantastic and difficult job you do to which you never get enough credit for.
“I realise I cannot take back my actions but would like to try and turn this terrible negative into a positive by donating on all of your behalf, to a charity of your choice, or if there is a fund for officers who have been injured in the line of duty who have no longer been able to continue their duties, I would be honoured to do so. Again many apologies and thanks, keep safe.”
PC Matt Johnson added: “We rarely receive thank you messages, especially in cases such as this, so we really appreciate the woman taking the time to write to us. She clearly regrets her actions and hopefully has learnt her lesson – a lesson that we hope other people will take on board ahead of going out this weekend.”
The woman will be making a donation to the Care of Policing Survivors (COPS) charity.