Saturday, April 10, 2021

Broke Trooper's Nose:
Wyoming man indicted for '20 assault

A Wyoming County man has been indicted on charges that he assaulted a state trooper.


Chaz Brzezicki, 32, of Strykersville entered a not guilty plea to charges of second-degree assault on a police officer, DWI and speeding. He was arraigned in Erie County Court Thursday, according to various media outlets in Buffalo.

Brzezicki was arrested after a traffic stop April 18, 2020, in the town of Colden. Police at the time said a trooper smelled marijuana in Brzezicki’s car and saw a pipe in his lap. Brzezicki allegedly got out of his car and punched the trooper in the face, breaking the trooper’s nose. The trooper underwent surgery and has recovered.

The trooper was able to hit Brzezicki with a flashlight and with help from other officers take him into custody. Brzezicki faces up to seven years in prison if convicted.

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