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Denton Police Officer Gets Piece Of Ear Bitten Off At Traffic Stop

February 10, 2019 - 11:18 am

DENTON (1080 KRLD) - A Denton police sergeant is at home recovering after part of his ear was bitten off during a weekend traffic stop.

NBC 5 reports it happened around 11 p.m. Friday on I-35E near Parkerville Road when 45-year-old Christopher Michael Rogers was being investigated for driving while intoxicated.

Rogers was not cooperating with officers and refused to exit his car after being told to do so several times. Officers then attempted to force Rogers out of the car, but he continued to resist. When they were finally able to get Rogers out of the car and onto the ground, he started to bite the sergeant conducting the investigation. That's when the sergeant sustained injuries to his head and a portion of his ear was bitten off.

Rogers was placed into custody and has multiple charges including resisting arrest and assault on a peace officer.