Man arrested after fleeing troopers, biting officer, breaking patrol car window

The man, who was stopped for speeding, was caught after a brief escape and is facing 10 charges


By Sarah Calams

GRAND FORKS COUNTY, N.D. — A man is facing multiple charges after kicking two state troopers, biting one of them and kicking out the window of a patrol car while escaping custody.

A trooper attempted to stop an SUV that was speeding on a highway Monday morning when the driver, Douglas Reierson, refused to stop, KFGO.com reported. Reierson later stopped, but refused to leave his vehicle. 

Another trooper arrived on scene for backup, but Reierson resisted arrest and fought with the officers. He repeatedly kicked the officers and bit one on the arm, according to Valley News Live. While being transported to jail, Reierson kicked out a side window of the patrol car and jumped out. 

He was caught after a brief escape and is facing charges including DUI, driving under suspension, criminal mischief, felony escape, fleeing a peace officer, preventing arrest, reckless endangerment, terrorizing and two counts of assault on a peace officer.

The trooper who was bitten was treated and later released for his injury.

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