ny man charged with assault of Trumbull police officer after car crash

BRIDGEPORT — Trumbull police combed the woods with canine Wednesday looking for a brand new York man they said assaulted an off-obligation police officer following a crash on Trumbull’s leading road.

Damien Sanchez later emerged from the woods, scraped up and together with his palms within the air, police talked about.

He become charged with assault on a public protection officer, interfering with police, evading accountability, assault on an aged adult and possession of below a half ounce of marijuana.

“here’s the variety of incident that wreaks havoc in neighborhoods,” Senior Assistant State’s attorney Pamela Esposito said all the way through Sanchez’s arraignment Thursday afternoon. She entreated advanced court choose Peter McShane to set a excessive bond.

“This changed into a novel incident,” the forty one-year-old Sanchez protested on video from his mobile within the courthouse lockup. “I just obtained worried.”

however the decide noted that Sanchez has more than a dozen prior criminal felony convictions.

It “looks that in case you aren’t incarcerated you’re violating the law,” the judge talked about. He ordered Sanchez held in lieu of $25,500 bond and persisted the case to Jan. 5.

Police observed shortly earlier than 8 p.m., Wednesday, officers were referred to as to a crash on main highway close Colonial Village drive.

Police stated Sanchez become driving northbound on main highway when he crossed the double-yellow line and struck a further vehicle head-on.

Police Sgt. James Arlio, who changed into off duty at the time, became near the scene and replied to the crash. Sanchez, who gave the impression to be intoxicated, told Arlio he was uninjured, police observed.

Arlio advised Sanchez to remain on the scene whereas he checked on the other automobile Sanchez had struck. however, police spoke of, as soon as Arlio had became his again, Sanchez shoved Arlio to the ground and took off.

Police pointed out the seventy one-year-historical Arlio suffered scrapes and bruises in the fall.

Police said a female passenger within the other motor vehicle changed into pregnant and became taken to the health center for observation.

in the meantime, Trumbull police, with the tips of Monroe police and state police k-9 canine, began looking the woods for Sanchez, who sooner or later became himself in.