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DWI suspect runs car into ditch, then violently attacks officer attempting to render aid: Cops

A New York man made his situation worse following a car crash this week, according to police who say he physically attacked a responding officer at the scene.

According to WHEC, 46-year-old David F. Woods Jr. was involved in a collision Thursday that left his car in a ditch.

An officer from the Attica Police Department arrived a short time later, along with local firefighters, in an attempt to render aid to the combative driver.

Reports indicate he initially refused medical treatment and soon grew impatient as the officer instructed him to wait for deputies to respond to the scene. Woods allegedly struck the officer in his face.

The officer in turn deployed his stun gun and was able to detain the motorist, who was arrested upon the arrival of backup.

As he was being loaded into a police cruiser, Woods allegedly kicked the same officer in the leg, causing additional injuries, according to WHAM.

Police say he refused to submit to a drug test upon his arrival at the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office.

In addition to driving while intoxicated and assorted violations connected to the crash itself, Woods is expected to face criminal charges including second-degree assault, third-degree attempted assault, resisting arrest, and second-degree obstruction of governmental administration.

The suspect appeared in court for an arraignment. He was sent to jail with bail set at $25,000 or the option of a $50,000 bond. His next court appearance is set for May 7.

[Featured image: David F. Woods Jr./Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office]