Pedestrian Fights CHP Officer in South Sacramento

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SOUTH SACRAMENTO — The CHP says a man got into a fight with one of their officers in South Sacramento Thursday night.

According to CHP Sgt. Donald Carte, a pedestrian was walking through traffic in the intersection at Martin Luther King Boulevard and Fruitridge Road.

When an officer tried telling the man to get out of the road he retaliated and starting assaulting the officer, according to the CHP.

“It was a full-on fight,” Carte told FOX40. “He had the officer wrapped up in a neck choke, taking him down to the ground, on top of the officer, striking the officer. It was a full fight.”

At one point the officer’s K-9 intervened but bit a passerby trying to chase after the suspect, who was running away from the scene.

The officer sustained only minor injuries and the passerby was uninjured.

Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies arrived at the scene and CHP officers arrested the suspect. His name has not been released.

Stay with FOX40 for more updates.

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