Suspect accused of kicking, headbutting officer during OWI arrest

Photo courtesy of the Elkhart Police Department

ELKHART, Ind.—A suspect is being accused of kicking and headbutting an officer during an OWI arrest, according to the Elkhart Police Department.

Around 10:15 p.m. on Saturday, officers conducted a traffic stop on Bradford Court.

The driver registered a .218 BAC, according to police.

As officers attempted to place the driver in handcuffs, the driver allegedly kicked an officer in the chest and head-butted him, according to police.

Officers were eventually able to get the driver, identified as Jerry Huskey, 50, of Elkhart, into handcuffs, according to police reports.

Huskey was booked into jail on suspicion of operating while intoxicated, battery on an officer and resisting law enforcement.

UPDATE: In August 2021, Huskey pleaded guilty to battery against a public safety official, operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person and criminal mischief. The charge of resisting law enforcement was dismissed as part of the plea agreement.

Huskey was sentenced to 547 days in jail with 547 days suspended on the battery charge, one year with one year suspended on the OWI charge and 180 days in jail with 180 days suspended. He was also sentenced to 547 days probation.

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