A lakes area man has been charged with assaulting an Oakland County Sheriff’s Department deputy following a Wednesday, May 4 incident in Commerce Township.
Sheriff’s Department Commerce Substation deputies were dispatched at around 7:12 p.m. to the 3000 block of Glengary Road near Wixom Road for a possible domestic assault in a vehicle heading east on Glengary. An unidentified caller claimed the male in the vehicle seemed intoxicated and kicked out the front windshield of the car. He also reportedly attempted to get out of the vehicle while it was moving.
Deputies then received another complaint from a separate caller stating there was a drunk male lying in a driveway in the 3000 block of Glengary beside a black Mercury Mountaineer. It was determined that the two calls were related to the same male subject.
Deputies arrived at the scene to find the man still on the ground, apparently intoxicated.
When the deputies attempted to give the man a preliminary breath test (PBT), the subject allegedly vomited. The deputies then placed him in a patrol vehicle with the door open in case he needed to vomit again.
The suspect then fell to the ground on his stomach and proceeded to use his feet to push toward the adjacent grass. When a deputy asked where he was going, the man allegedly kicked the deputy twice in the knee with his foot, which according to the deputy was deliberate.
After restraining the suspect, he was taken to DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital to be treated, where he allegedly continued to be aggressive, shouting obscenities and knocking the water he requested out of a nurse’s hand. He was treated and then taken to the Oakland County Jail.
Richard Najor, a 42-year-old West Bloomfield resident, was subsequently charged with one count of assaulting a police officer and arraigned in front of 52-1 District Court Magistrate Michael Batchik, and is currently out of jail after paying a $5,000 personal bond. He has a prior conviction for disorderly conduct out of Clarkston in 2008, according to the sheriff’s department.
The female involved in the altercation wasn’t located.
The injured deputy was treated at the Waterford Ambulatory Clinic and was to be off work until his knee could be re-evaluated by the doctor in a couple days.