Man arrested in altercation for assaulting police, firemen at accident scene

Craig Henderson

Craig Henderson

On May 21, at approximately 9:35 p.m., Southington police, firemen, and an AMR ambulance were sent to Mount Vernon Road, in the area of Frost Street after receiving reports of a motor vehicle accident with a tree. The driver of the motor vehicle was reported to have fled the scene.

During the course of the investigation, police reported that Craig Henderson, 30, of Southington drove his vehicle into area of the accident scene, believing that a family member was involved in the accident and was inside the vehicle. As he was making his way towards the vehicle, police reported that Henderson pushed past a firefighter and a police officer and had to be subdued by police, firefighters, and paramedics who were on scene.

During the incident, a police officer reported back pain and scratches on the forehead, and a firefighter reported a hand injury. The report indicates that Henderson failed the field sobriety tests given at the scene.

Southington police charged Henderson with assault on a police officer, assault on a public servant (fireman), interfering with an officer, and driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

Henderson posted a $50,000 bond and was given a court date of June 1.

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