DUI suspect bites one officer; spits blood on another

1:00 PM, Jul 7, 2012   |    comments
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Joel Fittro

SACRAMENTO, CA - A man is in jail after a traffic stop turned into assault against an officer Friday night, according to the Sacramento Police Department.

Sergeant Andrew Pettit said that officers responded to a traffic accident on Jibboom Street and found 21-year-old Joel Fittro suffering from injuries and appearing to be under the influence of alcohol.

Pettit said that officers attempted to transport Fittro to the hospital but he began to bang his head against the metal bars that line the windows of the patrol car.

The officers stopped to restrain Fittro even further to protect him from harming himself.

According to Pettit, once they arrived at the hospital Fittro began resisting the officers and a struggle ensued. Fittro bit an officer on the arm during the struggle and spit blood and mucus into the face of another officer.

Fittro was restrained again and given medical attention.

Once he was cleared to leave the hospital he was booked into the county jail on DUI and felony assault against an officer charges.

The officer who was bitten sustained minor injuries to his arm. 

 

 

 

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