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Man indicted for allegedly attacking Leland officer

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A man Leland Police say beat up an officer during a field sobriety test in July has been indicted.

District Attorney Jon David says a grand jury indicted Joseph Allan Lambert for one charge of assault on a law enforcement officer inflicting serious injury, two charges of assaulting a government official, two charges of resisting a public officer, DWI and possession of an open container.

Sgt. J. Keel was attempting to give Joseph Allan Lambert a sobriety test, but police say Lambert came out of the car swinging. The warrant says the suspect repeatedly punched and kicked officer Keel in the face.

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