C.P. cops seek charges against 60-year-old after officers injured in traffic stop

2012-09-10T18:45:00Z 2012-09-10T19:29:03Z C.P. cops seek charges against 60-year-old after officers injured in traffic stopTimes Staff nwitimes.com
September 10, 2012 6:45 pm  • 

CROWN POINT | Police said several officers were injured Monday when a driver became combative during a traffic stop.

Two of the officers were treated and released by local doctors for pain and bruising to their hands and arms, Assistant Police Chief Jim Janda said.

Another two officers suffered minor scrapes and abrasions that didn't require medical attention, police said.

The driver, a 60-year-old Crown Point man, was taken to Lake County Jail after being treated and released for injuries, police said.

Police are seeking charges against the driver from the Lake County prosecutor's office.

Police stopped the suspect about 11:30 a.m. in the 200 block of South Main Street in a "routine" traffic stop, Janda said. Further information, including why the driver was stopped, will be released when charges are filed, Janda said.

The man, who had been driving a 1994 Porsche sports car, became combative, and police began trying to take him into custody, Janda said.

Additional officers came to the scene to help subdue the driver and place him in handcuffs, Janda said.

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