Reminds me of a pysch patient we had one day...he was diagnosed with, "Authority Disobiedence Disorder" -- just really, really didn't like being told what to do...
Auburn man in 1996 police chase arrested in assault
By John Dignam Telegram & Gazette Staff
AUBURN— A man who was shot by police in 1996 after a rampage that damaged six police cruisers, and later unsuccessfully sued police, has been arrested on charges that include resisting arrest and assault and battery on a police officer.
Paul A. Antonian of 8 Mountview Drive was initially stopped late by state police Monday night on Interstate 395 for driving erratically.
State Police Lt. Timothy G. Hackett said Mr. Antonian “became assaultive with the trooper, ran into the middle of the road and wasn’t cooperating at all.”
He said additional troopers and Auburn police were called to assist, and Mr. Antonian had to be “forcibly subdued.”
He said Mr. Antonian also “caused a ruckus in the back of the cruiser, kicking out the side window and smashing his head against the back of the cage.”
Mr. Antonian was treated at UMass Memorial Medical Center – University Campus, Worcester, for minor injuries, then held at the state police barracks in Sturbridge Monday night.
Mr. Antonian was to be arraigned Tuesday in Central District Court, Worcester, on charges of assault and battery on a police officer, malicious destruction of property, resisting arrest, operating under the influence of narcotics and motor vehicle violations, according to Lt. Hackett. Results of his arraignment were not available.
In June 1998, Mr. Antonian was sentenced to four to six years in state prison after pleading guilty to eight counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon; nine counts of assault with a dangerous weapon; three counts of leaving the scene of a personal injury accident; seven counts each of malicious destruction of property, leaving the scene of a property damage accident; and single counts of driving to endanger, failing to stop for a police officer and resisting arrest.
He also was placed on probation for four years, to begin upon his release, and was ordered to undergo evaluations for substance abuse, anger management and psychological problems and to undertake any related treatment deemed appropriate by the Probation Department.
Those charges stemmed from a pursuit on Dec. 1, 1996, which began after Mr. Antonian ran a stop sign and refused to pull over for a police officer. An hourlong chase then started in Auburn, continued into Oxford and returned to Auburn, where Mr. Antonian was shot in the abdomen by a state police trooper on Central Street near a Massachusetts Turnpike overpass. Mr. Antonian then drove to Worcester, abandoning his pickup truck on Hope Avenue near Hope Cemetery. As state police dogs and a state police helicopter joined the search, Mr. Antonian walked up to a Worcester police officer in his cruiser, reached into the cruiser, grabbed a cell phone and hit the officer on the head with it. Officers then subdued him.
That chase resulted in damage to three Auburn police cruisers, two state police cruisers, a Millbury police cruiser and Mr. Antonian’s pickup truck. Three police officers were treated for minor injuries.
In March 2003, a U.S. District Court jury rejected a suit Mr. Antonian brought against police, ruling that police did not violate his civil rights in that arrest.
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Paul Antonian, 38, of 8 Mount View Ave., Auburn, placed on two concurrent terms of 5 years’ probation after pleading guilty to assault and battery on a police officer and resisting arrest. As conditions of probation, he was ordered to undergo drug, alcohol, and mental health evaluations with any related treatment and counseling as recommended by the Probation Department, to submit to random drug tests, to attend an anger management program, and no use of non-prescription drugs. A charge of wanton destruction of property under $250 and using a vehicle without authority, amended from carjacking were filed after guilty pleas.
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