An Ocean Shores Police Officer was assaulted while investigating a traffic collision just outside of the city on Wednesday, May 11.
At about 8:30pm on May 10, Ocean Shores Police and Fire Departments responded to a vehicle collision on the other side of the road from the entrance to Ocean Shores.
A pickup left the city and drove straight ahead and crashed into a parked car and forced the parked car through the garage of a house.
The driver of the pickup ran from the scene. An officer caught up to the man on Oyehut Road and tried to get him to stop so that he could be treated for obvious injuries. The man attacked the officer, knocking him to the ground then punching him and kicking him. The officers were able to subdue the man after a second officer arrived.
The driver was transported to the hospital and booked into the county jail on several charges, including felony assault on a law enforcement officer.