DECATUR — A driver crashed into another vehicle in front of a Decatur police patrol and tried to flee before spitting on the officer who arrested him Monday night, a sworn affidavit said.

Decatur police officer Brad Saul said in the affidavit he was on patrol at 11:12 p.m. when he witnessed the man’s vehicle hit another car before the fleeing on East Cantrell Street.

Saul pursued and said he got the other car stopped in the 800 block of East Cantrell, but the 35-year-old driver refused multiple demands to get out of his vehicle. Saul said he then “made contact” with the driver who, while handcuffed and being placed in the back of a squad car, is quoted as telling the officer “‘I’ll spit on your (expletive, expletive)’” before “spitting saliva on the right sleeve of my shirt,” Saul wrote.

The man was booked on preliminary charges of aggravated battery to a peace officer and resisting and obstructing a peace officer, which are subject to review by the Macon County State's Attorney’s Office. Macon County Jail records show the man was free after posting $25,000 bond.

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