Police officer taken to hospital following assault by driver in Beaumont Leys, Leicester
A police officer had to be treated in hospital for a head injury after being assaulted by a man he was trying to arrest for drink driving.
The incident happened in Greengate Lane, Beaumont Leys, Leicester, near to the junction with Beaumont Leys Lane, at about 8.10pm yesterday.
Police were called to the scene following a report of a road traffic collision involving one vehicle.
A spokeswoman for the force said the officer at the scene suspected the driver of being under the influence of alcohol. He tried to arrest the driver and was assaulted.
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The officer was taken to hospital for treatment for a head injury. He has since been discharged.
A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident.