The Middletown Police Department reported that two officers were pushed and one suffered head injuries after a traffic stop this morning on U.S. Route 301 north of Broad Street.
At 11:20 a.m., Middletown police conducted a traffic stop of a driver of a silver Pontiac Bonneville for a seatbelt violation.
A records check revealed the passenger, Joshua Ray, 21, of Middletown, had an active capias issued by New Castle County Family Court. Ray was taken into custody without incident.
The driver, Brendan D. Myers, 20, of Middletown, did not comply with officers' verbal commands and a struggle ensued, police said.
Myers was removed from the vehicle and during this time, Myers pushed the two officers, causing them to fall to the ground. Myers was taken into custody after a brief struggle on the ground.
One of the officers suffered injuries to the back of his head, left arm, and ribcage area, police said. The officer was taken to the Middletown Emergency Center where he was treated and released.
Myers was charged with the seatbelt violation, resisting arrest with force or violence, and second-degree assault on a law enforcement officer, police said. He is currently awaiting arraignment on those charges.