Troopers: K9 bites Hammond man during alleged altercation with police
OSWEGATCHIE -- A Hammond man is charged with kicking at troopers and was then bit by a state police K9 during a traffic stop where he was allegedly found with concentrated cannabis.
Around 10:19 a.m. Saturday, state police say they arrested 31-year-old Peter D. Gormley of Hammond following a traffic stop on State Highway 37 in Oswegatchie.Gormley was allegedly found with a quantity of concentrated cannabis as well as smoking devices.
Police allege he refused to comply with the investigating troopers and resisted arrest by closing his windows and refusing to exit his vehicle. Once Gormley did exit his vehicle, he “engaged in an altercation with troopers by kicking at them,” troopers said.
Gormley ended up with bites on both arms from a state police canine and was transported to Claxton Hepburn Medical Center where he was treated for the bite wounds, troopers said.
Following his release from the hospital, Gormley was charged with resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration 2nd degree, disorderly conduct, and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was released with tickets for the Town of Oswegatchie Court, police said.
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