Hakes

HAZELTON, Pa. - An officer was injured after a call to a car accident became combative.

Police responded to the initial call for a two-car accident on Broad and Church Streets just after 6:30 Friday night.

According to authorities, 26-year-old Robert Hakes stumbled out of his car and stated that he was drunk and needed to urinate. Police ordered Hakes to get back in his car numerous times, but he refused.

Police said an officer attempted to place him under arrest when Hakes struck him with his elbow. The officer then tased Hakes.

Hakes was taken to the hospital where he had the taser probes removed. He was eventually taken to LCCF for arraignment.

The officer sustained injuries during the incident and was treated by medical personnel.

Hakes was charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, two counts of disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.