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Plymouth Man Arrested for Head Butting a Trooper

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO): A routine traffic stop last night quickly escalated when a passenger in a car head butted an Indiana State Police officer.

Trooper Caswell stopped the driver of the car because of erratic driving around 10:00 p.m. on 6A Rd. near Michigan Rd.  

When he talked with the driver, the trooper could smell alcohol coming from inside the car. The front seat passenger, 33-year-old Travis Simpson, of Plymouth, said he had been drinking.

When the officer gave the driver a ticket, he noticed marijuana residue on Simpson’s shirt.

While questioning Simpson, the trooper was intentionally head butted by Simpson. A subsequent breath test showed that Simpson had a BAC of .15%.

Both Trooper Caswell and Simpson were treated at the scene by medics.

Simpson was arrested on charges of felony Battery, Intimidation, and Resisting Law Enforcement. He was also arrested for misdemeanor Public Intoxication, and Possession of Marijuana. He is currently being held in the Marshall County Jail.

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