Midland Man Attacks Police Officer

Midland Man Attacks Police Officer

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - A Midland man is behind bars after attacking a police officer.

Police say Sammy Rodriguez and another man were passed out in a pickup at a stoplight.

Officers arrested the other man for DWI and tried to get Rodriguez out of the pickup.

According to the report, police could smell alcohol on Rodriguez.

The officer grabbed him and that's when Rodriguez punched him in the chest.

The officer struck back and continued to pull him out.

But they say, Rodriguez kept trying to reach for the door.

He slammed it and it hit the officer in the shoulder.

Finally, the officer pepper sprayed Rodriguez and was able to get him in handcuffs.