By Fox 40 Staff. State Police say a trooper was sent to the hospital after being assaulted by a driver who fled after being pulled over.
Police say they stopped 42-year-old Damion Burns of Oxford last Friday for speeding on Route 12 in the Town of Greene. Police say Burns fled for about a mile, and that burns assaulted the trooper as he was being taken into custody.
The trooper went to Wilson Hospital where he was treated and released. Police say Burns had small amounts of marijuana and cocaine. He's charged with felony assault, felony DWI and other charges. He's in the Chenango County Jail without bail.