PERRY – A 32-year-old Wyoming County man has been arrested after being accused of punching two police officers following a weekend traffic stop that also led to his being charged with felony driving while intoxicated, sheriff’s officials said.
An off-duty police officer called the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office at about 12:15 a.m. Sunday to report a vehicle that was all over Route 20A in the Town of Perry, nearly causing several accidents.
When a responding sheriff’s deputy and an off-duty New York State Park Police officer approached Kenneth M. King Jr., of Perry, he became aggressive and hostile toward them, according to the police report. During an ensuing struggle, King took two closed-fist punches at the officers, injuring them and damaging three pieces of police equipment, sheriff’s officials stated.
King was charged with second-degree assault, felony driving while intoxicated. criminal mischief and other charges. He was sent to the Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $20,000 cash bail.