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Man accused of punching EMS, police

4 years 8 months 1 week ago Monday, March 16 2015 Mar 16, 2015 March 16, 2015 12:37 PM March 16, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man after they said he punched an EMS worker and police officer after wrecking a vehicle he was in.

Police charged Jim Foster with battery of an EMS worker, battery of a police officer, resisting arrest and reckless operation of a vehicle after the wreck Sunday.

According to an arrest report, Foster got his vehicle stuck on the side of the River Road levee. EMS and police went to help him and see if he needed to be taken to the hospital, which is when they said Foster took at swing at the EMS worker, hitting them in the arm. Police said Foster then punched an officer who was at the scene in the face.

Police eventually took Foster into custody, saying he fought them and refused to follow directions while being handcuffed.

Officers booked Foster into the parish prison where he was given a $13,500 bond.


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