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Newport News Police: Drunk man spits on, kicks officer

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Posted at 1:20 PM, Apr 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-21 10:25:57-04

Photo of John Hunter. Picture provided by Newport New Police Department.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Newport News Police arrested a 55-year-old man for allegedly kicking and spitting on an officer.

According to officials, police arrested John Hunter while on a call to the Exxon gas station in the 1300 block of Jefferson Avenue to relocate an intoxicated man.

When officers arrived, they smelled an alcohol odor coming from Hunter but gave him a chance to call someone to pick him up. After he refused, officers placed Hunter under arrest on a Drunk in Public charge.

While an officer tried to get Hunter into a police cruiser, Hunter started kicking him and spat in his face.

Hunter was also charged with Assault on Law Enforcement after the kicking and spitting occurred.