Police arrested a 20‑year-old Bodden Town man on Wednesday following an assault during which an officer’s finger was broken.

According to police, just before 11:30am, officers at the Bodden Town Police Station were alerted to a loud noise outside the station and went outside to investigate. They saw a white Honda Civic which had stopped in the roadway along Bodden Town Road, just across from the station. It appeared that a wheel had broken off from the vehicle while it was driving, police said.

When the officers asked the driver for identification and vehicle documents, he ran away, but was caught and arrested.

During the arrest, police said, the suspect resisted the officers and “had to be taken to the ground, receiving minor injuries on his forehead”.

Police said one of the officers received a broken finger and a laceration to his arm, while the other officer received minor injuries as well.

The driver and the two officers were taken to the hospital to be assessed and treated, and were later released.

The man was arrested on suspicion of several traffic offences, included driving without insurance and driving without being licensed. He was further arrested for resisting arrest and assaulting police.

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