A San Jose man was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer Saturday morning after allegedly attacking a California Highway Patrol officer on Interstate 80 in Vallejo, police said. The CHP got several calls regarding a white Ford F-250 truck that was reportedly driving erratically and causing collisions along I-80 approaching American Canyon, the CHP said.
A CHP officer caught up to the truck around 8:45 a.m. when it became disabled while still on the freeway, according to the CHP. As the officer walked up to the truck, the suspect jumped out and punched her, knocking her down.
The suspect, later identified as Gary Coslovich, 49, began kicking the officer when she was down, the CHP said. A group of people driving by saw what was happening, stopped and pulled the suspect away from the officer, according to the CHP.
A nearby CHP officer helped subdue the suspect and arrested him, the CHP said. The officer who was allegedly assaulted was taken to the hospital with cuts, bruises and numbness; her injuries were not life-threatening, according to CHP Officer Custodio Lopez.
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