Town of Perry Man Accused of Felony DWI, Assaulting Police

June 10, 2013 Updated Jun 10, 2013 at 5:51 PM EDT

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Town of Perry Man Accused of Felony DWI, Assaulting Police

June 10, 2013 Updated Jun 10, 2013 at 5:51 PM EDT

(WKBW release) According to a news release issued Monday by the Wyoming County Sheriff's Office, authorities said 32-year-old Perry man was arrested on charges of felony DWI and second-degree assault following a traffic complaint in the Town of Perry early Sunday morning.

According to the news release from they Wyoming County Sheriff's Office:

Kenneth M. King Jr. was arrested following a traffic complain in the Town of Perry early Sunday morning.

An off-duty police officer called the Wyoming County Sheriff's Office to report a vehicle which was all over the roadway and nearly causing multiple motor vehicle accidents on State Route 20A.

Further report from the off-duty officer indicated that the vehicle had pulled into a residence on Coe Road in the Town of Perry.

The responding sheriff's deputy arrived on scene to find the driver of the suspect vehicle approaching the roadway. The deputy and the uniformed off-duty police officer from the NYS Park Police at this time approached the male who was later identified as King.

King allegedly refused to cooperate with police, and he allegedly became aggressive and hostile toward police. King allegedly attempted to shove the officers, and then ten allegedly refused to place his hands behind his back. King at this time allegedly resisted arrest, and during a struggle King allegedly took two closed fist punches and both officers. King allegedly caused physical injury to the officers, damaged three pieces of police equipment, and following a several-minute struggle, King was then taken into custody.

King was taken to the Wyoming County Sheriff's Office for further investigation where he allegedly failed standardized field sobriety testing.

King was later charged with Assault in the Second Degree, a class D felony, Felony Driving While Intoxicated and Felony Driving With .08% BAC or Higher, both class E felonies due to a prior conviction, three counts of Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree, Obstructing Governmental Administration in the Second Degree, and Resisting Arrest.

King was arraigned in the Town of Perry Court where his license was suspended pending prosecution. King was committed to the Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $20,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond, and he was scheduled to be returned to the Town of Perry Court on July 17 for further proceedings.