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May 26, 2014
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Mass. drunk driver crashes car, punches police K-9

The man is charged with assault and battery on a police officer among many other charges

By Jessica Trufant 
The Patriot Ledger 

BRAINTREE — A 51-year-old Plymouth man will face charges for allegedly punching a police dog and spitting at first responders after crashing his van in the Union Street rotary and fleeing.

The man, who police did not identify, crashed the van he was driving into a light pole in the rotary around 10 p.m. Thursday. Witnesses told police the man ran from the vehicle toward the nearby Motel 6.

Officers, including a police dog, tracked the man to a wooded area off the rotary near the Motel 6. The man would not comply with officers and was eventually engaged by the police dog, which he attempted to fight off by punching it.

Full Story: Plymouth man faces charges after Braintree crash

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