A drunk Dutchess County man is accused of injuring a local police officer.

On Saturday around 11:15 p.m., the Red Hook Police Department responded to the Sidelines Bar and Grill for a report of an intoxicated man causing a disturbance and refusing to leave the premises.

Arriving officers found the man, 46-year-old Anthony M. Stoddard of Elizaville. When an officer tried to escort Stoddard to a vehicle he became combative and physically fought with officers, police say.

During the altercation a Red Hook police officer was injured. The officer was treated at Northern Dutchess Hospital and released.

Stoddard was charged with assault of a police officer, a felony, resisting arrest, a misdemeanor, as well as violations for disorderly conduct and trespassing.

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