Driver Barrels Through Accident Scene Striking Firefighter, Then Tries To Bite Arresting Officer

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A Quakertown man is facing charges of aggravated assault for running over a William Township Firefighter. The 50-year-old also is charged with biting a Pennsylvania State Trooper.

Avoiding Traffic

The whole thing began to unfold around 2:30 p.m. According to Trooper Nathan Branosky, Berger Road was closed. However, to get past traffic, Melvin Woodson Jr. decided to move over to the east side of the road.

He then hit a Williams Township firefighter, who went to the hospital for minor injuries. Woodson fled the scene, hitting an unoccupied state police car.

Woodson’s flight came to a stop when his car broke down by Morvale. So he tried to walk to get away. But the state police troopers found and tried to arrest him.

According to Branosky, the man struggled with the officers, and court documents show that Woodson is accused of biting one of the officers on both hands. The arraigning Judge Douglas Schlefal said that Bucks County had put a detainer on him on the chance that he could make the $50,000 bail.

Currently, he sits in the Northhampton County Prison on charges of aggravated assault, aggravated assault on designated individuals, simple assault (two counts), resisting arrest, leaving the scene of a crash where there were injuries, and various lesser driving and drug offenses, according to Schlegel.

He still needs to be arraigned on the charges from Quakertown officers, which include: attempted aggravated assault on designated individuals (two counts), fleeing or eluding a police officer (two counts), three counts of recklessly endangering another person, and three summary driving offenses.

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