Police: Highly Intoxicated Man Injures Officer During Arrest
John A. Illingworth was being restrained by three family members when police arrived at the scene on Wednesday, Aug. 1
A Forked River Man was arrested after numerous police officers responded to a home on Claire Road on a report of an out of control male, police said.
Three family members were restraining John A. Illingworth when police arrived at the home on Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 11:16 p.m. Illingworth was “highly intoxicated, verbally abusive, extremely combative and non-compliant with officers,” police said.
While arresting Illingworth, Officer Andrew Slota sustained injuries to both of his hands and wrists, requiring treatment at Community Medical Center.
Illingworth was charged with aggravated assault upon a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest and obstruction of justice.
He was treated for his high level of intoxication and sent to Ocean County Jail with bail set at $25,000.