ATTICA, N.Y.-- An Olean man, accused of driving while intoxicated, is facing multiple charges after he allegedly kicked and punched an Attica Police Officer on Thursday.
Police responded to Dunbar Road in the Town of Attica on Thursday for report of a vehicle in the ditch. The driver of the vehicle, identified as David F. Woods Jr., 46, refused medical treatment from Attica Fire Department responders.
Attica Police Officer Karl Zufall responded to the scene and was allegedly punched in the face by Woods. The Sheriff's Office says the officer responded by deploying a taser on Woods, and a struggle ensued. Members of Attica Fire Department assisted the officer in taking Woods into custody.
Woods was placed under arrest and walked to a sheriff’s patrol vehicle. While attempting to put Woods in the rear seat, he forcefully kicked the Attica Police officer’s knee causing physical injury.
Officer Zufall was taken to the hospital for his injuries. He was released, but will be out of work for a period of time.
Woods was taken to the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office for processing where he refused to take a chemical test.
Woods was charged with assault in the second degree, attempted assault, obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest, unlawful possession of marihuana, driving while intoxicated, refusal of breath test, speed not reasonable and prudent, moved from lane unsafely, and failure to keep right.
He was arraigned in Town of Attica Court where bail was set in the amount of $25,000 or $50,000 bond.
Woods is scheduled to reappear in the Town of Attica Court on May 7.