Man arrested after hitting a paramedic helping him

Man arrested after hitting a paramedic helping him
Paul Perez (Source: Odessa Police Department)

ODESSA, TX (KWES) - An Odessa man was arrested after he hit a paramedic in the face and resisted arrest.

On Feb. 10, authorities responded to Eastridge and East Loop 338 in reference to a major crash.

Upon arrival, investigation revealed a Dodge Dakota had struck the back of a semi-trailer.

The driver of the Dakota was identified as Paul Perez, 32.

Perez stuck the paramedic in the face while he was checking for possible injuries, according to a press release.

After an Odessa police officer attempted to place Perez into custody, Perez resisted.

Eventually Perez was arrested and charged with assault on a public servant and resisting arrest.

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