Police officers were bitten and punched while detaining three suspects following reckless driving involving a flatbed pickup entering oncoming traffic and hitting a car and swerving with a another in a ditch.
The driver of the car hit by the truck was also assaulted following the collision on Saxondale Island on the A52 at around 6.30 p.m. on Friday July 9.
Response officers arrived and discovered that the platform was still rolling despite the damage caused by the collision and the flat front tires.
The police stopped the vehicle and the three men inside became aggressive and attacked the police.
One of the officers was bitten in the arm and the other was punched in the incident.
The officer who was bitten went to the hospital as a precaution, but the injuries to the officers and the assaulted driver did not endanger his life or change his life.
A man was arrested at the scene and two others were found shortly after by other officers responding to a call for assistance.
39-year-old man arrested on suspicion of assault, police assault, failure to stop at the scene of a collision, driving while incapacitated due to alcohol or drugs , prohibited driving and dangerous driving.
A 41-year-old man and a 30-year-old man were each arrested on suspicion of assault and police assault.
Chief Inspector Steven O’Neill of Nottinghamshire Police said:
“This was an incredibly dangerous incident with the suspect vehicle reported by a number of motorists as having been driven erratically, slipping dangerously through traffic and heading towards oncoming traffic.
“Fortunately, no one was seriously injured, but it could have been a lot worse.
“The assaults against the other driver and the police are also treated extremely seriously.
“The police come to work to keep people safe and that they are assaulted doing this is just amazing.
“Three people have been arrested in connection with the incident and I hope this will reassure the public that we are dealing with incidents like this quickly and firmly.”
Anyone who has witnessed the incident or has onboard camera footage that may be of assistance to the investigation is urged to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101, citing incident number 701 of July 9, 2021.