VIDEO: CO Officer Critical After Struggle During DUI Arrest
An Edgewater, CO, officer is in critical condition at a local hospital after suffering a heart attack while struggling with a DUI suspect early Friday morning, authorities say.
Cpl. Michael Nesbitt was with other officers while pursuing a DUI suspect on a motorized scooter around 2 a.m. Friday. Connor Michael Dougherty. 25, was riding the scooter before crashing it in a school parking lot and fighting with officers, including Nesbitt, Edgewater Police say in a news release.
Nesbitt suffered respiratory and cardiac arrest from the strain of fighting with Dougherty and he was taken to the Lutheran Hospital Intensive Care Unit immediately after the fight, police say.
As of Saturday afternoon, Nesbitt had made "guarded improvement" but was still in critical condition per police, reports KUSA-TV.
Dougherty, meanwhile, was arrested after being taken to the hospital for the injuries he sustained in the fight. He is facing several including second-degree assault of a peace officer, according to the police department.