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Man charged with assaulting police officers after accident

Christopher Dean Constant  (Source: LMDC) Christopher Dean Constant (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A Louisville man is facing numerous charges after he was arrested for attacking plainclothes police officers after a traffic crash on Interstate 64.

While traveling in the fast lane of I-64 near Hurstbourne Parkway around 3 p.m. February 6, Christopher Dean Constant, 50, is accused of tailgating an unmarked police car.

His arrest report says Constant then tried to pass the police vehicle on the right, but struck the vehicle from behind while merging back into the fast lane. The contact sent the police vehicle into the median barrier.

After the crash, police said Constant pulled his car to the right shoulder, charged across four lanes of interstate traffic to get to the officers and began to confront them verbally and physically. When they tried to place Constant under arrest, officers said Constant kicked at them.

During the struggle, Constant managed to rip the holster and gun from one of the waist of one officer and a large knife fell from Constant's pants. The other officer drew his gun on Constant, but Constant grabbed it with both hands.

Constant was placed in handcuffs after other officers arrived on the scene.

One officer suffered cuts to face and a broken finger. The other officer hurt his back and finger.

Constant was booked into Louisville Metro Corrections on two counts each of assaulting a police officer, wanton endangerment and reckless driving. He is also charged with one count of disarming a police officer and attempting to disarm a police officer.

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