Colo. officer critical after fighting DUI suspect
Cpl. Michael Nesbitt suffered respiratory and cardiac arrest while attempting to detain a suspect
By PoliceOne Staff
EDGEWATER, Colo. — An officer is in critical condition after fighting a DUI suspect.
Officers were pursuing Connor Michael Dougherty after he refused to stop his motorized scooter for suspected DUI Friday, the Denver Post reported. He crashed in a local parking lot and fought officers as they attempted to detain him.
During the struggle, Cpl. Michael Nesbitt suffered respiratory and cardiac arrest and was transported to the hospital in critical condition, KUSA reported. Dougherty was treated for his injuries and released to police.
Police said Saturday afternoon that Nesbitt has made “guarded improvement” but was still critical.
Dougherty faces several charges including second-degree assault of a peace officer.