Legal Lite – Woman Slaps Deputy to Go to Jail, Quit Smoking – Legally Weird

Smoking is a nasty habit and quitting can be a challenge. Some people try the nicotine patch, while others apparently go to jail to quit smoking. Not rehab, jail. Etta Mae Lopez decided to slap a sheriff’s deputy so she could go to jail, where smoking isn’t allowed, the Associated Press reports. (Dear smokers: Does nicotine chewing gum taste that bad?) Lopez, 31, pleaded no contest to misdemeanor battery on a peace officer. "She waited all day for a deputy to come out because she knew if she assaulted a deputy she would go to jail and be inside long enough to quit her smoking habit," the battered deputy told The Sacramento Bee…


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