GREENWICH TOWNSHIP — New Jersey State Police say a 26-year-old woman spit in the face of an EMS worker who responded to her home after she was injured on July 4.

Brittany Berger was arrested on charges of aggravated assault and disorderly conduct following the incident, according to state police. Authorities say troopers from the Perryville station and a crew from the Pattenburg Volunteer EMS squad responded to Berger's home at about 12:42 a.m. after she sustained a laceration.

As the EMS worker attempted to treat her, police say, Berger spit on his face, then kicked him. She was placed under arrest by officers on the scene and transported to Hunterdon Medical Center where she was treated and released, police said.

According to state police, Berger was then transported to Hunterdon County Jail in lieu of $5,000 full cash bail.

"Being a trooper can be a dirty job at times," state police wrote in a Facebook post about the incident. "But let’s not forget our first-responder partners who are often right in the mix with us. Let’s give them a shout out for tirelessly working to help save lives! And remember that many of the first-responders in your area are VOLUNTEERS ... just like our victim."

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