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Police: Officer's use of force justified

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Brunswick police say an officer's use of force in pushing a 70-year-old woman to the ground during a drunken driving arrest was justified.

The police statement stems from a Dec. 5 incident involving a St. Simons Island woman. Police say she resisted arrest and became combative when ordered her to step out of her vehicle. A bystander recorded the arrest on his cell phone and the clip was posted onto YouTube.

The woman suffered a bloody nose and facial lacerations. The officer is back on duty.

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