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February 26, 2013

NY man charged in drunken rampage

LEWISBURG -- A New York state man accused of fighting police and emergency room staff, kicking and banging the inside of a cruiser and screaming about zombies is facing numerous charges in Union County stemming from the October incident.

Christian Smith, 20 of Yorktown Heights, N.Y., is charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, including making loud noise, fighting and using obscene language. All are misdemeanors.

He also faces several summary offenses of underage drinking, public drunkenness and criminal mischief in the events that occurred Oct. 14, 2012. 

The incident left a Buffalo Valley Regional Police officer with an injured rotator cuff as police wrestled with Smith several times to calm him and get him inside a cruiser, according to the affidavit police filed.

The Oct. 14 incident began about 1:30 a.m., when employees of the Bull Run Inn asked Smith to leave after he spoke of things such as having a bomb strapped to him and carrying a knife. When Smith would not leave, employees called police, the affidavit states

Smith fought police, who were able to wrestle him into a cruiser and take him to a residence on St. Catherine Street where Smith said he was staying.

About 90 minutes later, police were called back to St. Catherine Street, where they found Smith in a t-shirt, shorts and socks yelling in front of another home, waving his arms and screaming that people were going to die and about zombies and the government.

Police arrested Smith, the affidavit states, who fought them "with extreme force," kicking the cruiser windows, banging his head off the seats and at one point crawling halfway out the window.

Smith ended up in the emergency room at Evangelical Community Hospital where he was treated for alcohol and drug overdose, according to the affidavit. At the hospital, Smith continued to fight with and shout obscenities at  police and ER staff, who eventually sedated him.

Smith appears before Magisterial District Judge Leo Armbruster for a preliminary hearing March 21.

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