Police: Injured pedestrian attacks NJ officer

January 2, 2011 2:27:53 PM PST
Authorities in southern New Jersey say a pedestrian struck by an alleged drunk driver attacked the police officers who came to his aid.

Aggravated assault charges were pending Sunday against Joshua Spaulding of Galloway, who was struck just after 1 a.m. Saturday on a township roadway.

Authorities say Galloway officers Ken Snuffer and Rodney Calimer responded and tried to help Spaulding, who soon became combative and allegedly hit Snuffer.

Both officers sustained minor injuries and were treated at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center's Mainland Campus. But further details weren't disclosed.

Christopher Hopkins, a Galloway resident who authorities say was driving the car that hit Spaulding, was charged drunken driving.


Information from: The Press of Atlantic City