HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- A New Haven man was arrested after biting a police officer and getting caught with PCP and drug paraphernalia in Hamden on Sunday.
The incident happened around 1 p.m., when police responded to a one-vehicle accident on Shepard Ave.
Upon arrival, an officer observed the vehicle's driver, Joseph Sirois, stumbling in a private driveway. Sirois then attempted to flee the scene on foot, police said.
When the officer attempted to arrest him, Sirois began fighting with him. Two bystanders who were assisting the town with snow removal then helped subdue Sirois, police said.
According to police, while Sirois was being placed under arrest he bit the officer's left wrist. The officer was then treated at Yale-New Haven Hospital for his injury.
Further investigation revealed that Sirois had four packets of PCP and drug paraphernalia inside his vehicle.
Sirois, 38, of 167 North Fountain St., Apt. B3, New Haven, was charged with assault on a police officer, possession of a hallucinogen, possession of drug paraphernalia, and interfering with a police officer.
Bond was set at $20,000.
Sirois is scheduled to appear in court in Meriden on March 4th.