Gloucester Township, NJ – The Gloucester Police Department has reported that a drunken bicyclist who earlier crashed into a vehicle resisted arrest and assaulted police officers.
According to a statement by the department, on Monday, at approximately 5:58 PM, officers were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash involving a bicyclist at the intersection of Chews Landing Road and Hider Lane.
“The bicyclist had reportedly crashed into the side of the victim’s vehicle, before fleeing down Hider Lane towards Little Gloucester Road. Gloucester Township Police Officers quickly located the male subject, who was later identified Quamine Nokes, and attempted to stop him,” police said in a press release. “Quamine Nokes was very uncooperative with officers and he initially denied being involved in an accident, but later admitted to not being injured as a result of the crash. He was actively bleeding from both legs and appeared to be intoxicated. Quamine Nokes refused to identify himself and grew more belligerent towards the officers.”
According to police, Quamine continually attempted to walk away from the scene several times and failed to heed the officer’s commands to stop.
“Officers then attempted to place Quamine Nokes under arrest for Obstruction of Justice; however, he pushed and pulled away from officers,” the department said. “Officers attempted to de-escalate the situation with him, but again he refused to heed to the officer’s commands and grabbed one officer by the collar before being escorted into the rear of a marked patrol unit. Two officers sustained minor injuries due to Quamine Nokes resisting arrest. Once inside the vehicle, Nokes began kicking the doors with both feet, causing the door frame of the vehicle to be damaged. Upon being removed from the patrol car, he began spitting on several officers and attempted to bite officers several times.”
Police said while at the hospital, Quamine Nokes continued his violent behavior and kicked an officer in the face while hospital staff was attempting to treat him. He was additionally charged by Stratford Police for that incident. Quamine Nokes was remanded to Camden County Jail.