Pol Lt Kwanchai Namkanitsorn, a duty officer at Muang Pattaya police station, said the woman stepped out of her car after the sedan crashed into the pillar.
She was about 20 to 25 years old, and appeared to be drunk and slightly injured.
The woman wore a strapless top, a pair of short pants, but no shoes.
As she walked across the road, the officer tried to restrain her but she resisted and kicked at him. She also cursed at the officer and reporters taking pictures of her as she was handcuffed and taken to the police station to be charged.
Witnesses told police that the car was heading at high speed towards South Pattaya before the crash.