Flandreau man resists arrest, Sioux Falls officer's leg broken
A Flandreau man is nursing a dog bite in Minnehaha County Jail for driving under the influence and breaking a Sioux Falls police officer's leg.
Officer Sam Clemens said Trevor Nussbaum, 22, was driving recklessly near East 15th Street and 1st Avenue in Sioux Falls Friday night. He said a group of people was yelling at Nussbaum to slow down and at one point Nussbaum got out of the truck and approached the people. Witnesses said Nussbaum pushed a woman with a dog leash in her hand, and the dog bit him. Nussbaum sped off before police were called.
Police caught up with Nussbaum later and found he had been drinking. Police say Nussbaum resisted arrest and when they tried to pin him he fell on one officer's leg and broke it.
Police then used pepper spray against Nussbaum and arrested him. Officer Sam Clemens said on the way to the Minnehaha County Jail Nussbaum told police he wanted to kill them. Clemens said Nussbaum also started spitting on officers so they put a spit mask on his face.
Nussbaum is charged with Aggravated Assault on Law Enforcement, Driving Under the Influence 4th Offense, Resisting Arrest and two counts of Threatening law Enforcement Officers.
Clemens said Nussbaum suffered a pretty extensive bite in the leg but was treated and released from the hospital.
Clemens also said the woman is not facing any charges for the dog's action.
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