Traffic stops, although seemingly basic, can escalate and result in dangerous situations. A Texas man has been arrested following a recent eventful traffic stop that resulted in assault charges. According to police, a 45-year-old man was pulled over by a police officer on Interstate 35E. The officer claims the way the car was moving caused him to suspect the driver was intoxicated. The man driving the vehicle pulled to the side of the road, but he did not get out of the car when instructed to do so.
Additional officers, including a police sergeant, arrived at the scene to help the deputy. They reported that they struggled to remove the man from the car. During the altercation the man allegedly punched one of the deputies in the face. The tussle continued as officers forced the man to the ground on the side of the busy interstate. During the ground skirmish the man allegedly started biting the sergeant’s head and ear.
About an inch of the sergeant’s ear was reportedly bitten off in the altercation. Police claim they eventually used a stun gun on the man to subdue him. They stated they had to utilize it several times before they were able to detain the man. They also allege the man kicked a paramedic who was attempting to take him to the hospital for treatment.
The man was arrested and charged with a variety of offenses, including driving while intoxicated, assault on a police officer, assault on a paramedic and aggravated assault on a public servant. These charges can have serious life-long consequences. Due to the severity of the claims against the man and any others in a similar situation, it is imperative that he obtains the legal assistance of an experienced Texas criminal defense attorney. Doing so will help him stay informed of his rights, plan a solid defense and help protect his future.