DENTON, Texas (TexasBreaking.com) – A Denton Police Sergeant is home recovering after having a portion of his ear bit off during a traffic stop on February 8, reported Denton PD.
Around 11:08 p.m., an officer pulled over a vehicle after seeing it weave from lane to lane on I-35E. The individual pulled to the shoulder of the northbound lanes of traffic near North Texas Boulevard.
Police said the driver, identified as Christopher Michael Rogers, 45, refused to exit his vehicle when officers attempted to conduct a Driving While Intoxicated investigation.
After officers tried to remove Rogers from his vehicle, Denton authorities said that he punched one of them in the face.
Another officer and a sergeant attempted to handcuff Rogers but DPD stated that he resisted which led to a struggle.
The officers and Rogers fell to the ground on the shoulder of the highway.
The Denton Police wrote in a media release, “Rogers began to bite the sergeant’s head and ear, ultimately biting a portion of the sergeant’s ear off.”
The officers then tased the individual and were able to handcuff him.
While Rogers was being transported to a local hospital, DPD added that he kicked a paramedic trying to treat his chest.
Once Rogers was released from the hospital, DPD said he was booked into the City of Denton Jail on charges of Driving While Intoxicated- 2nd Offense, Resisting Arrest, Assault on a Public Servant (police officer), Assault on a Public Servant (paramedic) and one count of Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant.