Drunk Odessa Man Assaults Police Officer

Drunk Odessa Man Assaults Police Officer

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - A drunk Odessa man fought with officers in the hospital over the weekend.

Mario Bernal was arrested for public intoxication Friday night.

He was in need of medical attention so the officer took him to Medical Center Hospital for treatment and he started to fight back.

Bernal was placed in restraints and a mask but was able to slip his feet out and kicked the officer in the chest.

During the scuffle, Bernal also dug his nails into the officer's arm.

Bernal will now be charged with assault on a police officer.