Police: Massachusetts teen assaulted officer after being stopped for speeding in NH
SALEM — A Hudson, Mass., man became argumentative and assaulted an officer when that officer tried to pull him over for speeding, police said.
Around 9:08 p.m. Tuesday, Officer Robert Farah saw a a white, 2012 Infinity traveling 60-70 mph northbound on Route 28, police said. He tried to stop the vehicle and eventually caught up to it in the parking lot of DXL men's clothing store at 189 South Broadway when it pulled over.
When Farah approached the vehicle, the driver refused to roll down his window and speak with him, police said.
Farah made more attempts to speak to the male driver, later identified as Michael Giuffrida, 19, of Hudson, Mass., who eventually rolled down his window enough to hand the officer his license, police said. Giuffrida then allegedly became argumentative and aggressive before flinging open his door, removing his jacket and squaring off with Farah, police said.
Police said Farah tried to arrest Giuffrida at that time and after a several minute long struggle had to call for backup before taking Giuffrida into custody.
Police charged Giuffrida with two counts of simple assault, two counts resisting arrest/detention, reckless operation and criminal mischief. He was arraigned Wednesday morning in Salem District Court and his next scheduled court appearance is March 13.
Salem fire treated Farah and Giuffrida for superficial injuries. An additional officer was also injured during the arrest and was treated and released.