Vernon police officer assaulted by intoxicated male

A Vernon officer received a punch to his face trying to arrest an intoxicated man Sunday.

Police were called to a disturbance at the Green Valley Motel in the 3200 block of 25th Avenue Sunday at 8:25 p.m.

“The caller reported a man was drunk and kicking the door of one of the rooms,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

Officers attended and located two men drinking beer.

One of the men, 44, was arrested for breaching his no alcohol probation conditions.

The second man, 61, was arrested for causing a disturbance, obstruction and being intoxicated in public, which is a charge under the Liquor Control and Licensing Act.

As police tried to arrest him, police said the man resisted arrest and punched an officer in the face.

“The man was subdued by officers and taken into our cells,” said Molendyk who said, when asked by a reporter, that no taser or police service dog was used to bring the suspect under control.

The 61-year-old suspect was released on a promise to appear in court for assaulting two police officers, resisting arrest, causing a disturbance and being intoxicated in public.



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