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West Hartford man accused of assaulting officer

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A West Hartford police officer is recovering from injuries he suffered after a man drove his car right at him. And now, the man and his brother are facing criminal charges.

Officer Dominic Creaco was on private duty and directing traffic through a construction area at the intersection of New Britain Avenue and Newington Road Thursday.

Creaco directed Anthony Myers, 30, of West Hartford to pull his Dodge pickup truck over after learning that a vehicle matching its description was throwing bottles and making obscene gestures at another car.

Myers smiled and drove at Creaco, knocking him five to 10 feet in the air, police said. However, the officer was able to arrest Myers and his brother, Joseph.

Police seized 5.2 grams of Heroin along with $400 for asset forfeiture.

Creaco was taken to an area hospital with general soreness however, he did not break any bones. It is unclear how long Creaco will be out of work for.

Anthony Myers was charged with sale of a narcotics, possession of narcotics, assault of police officer, first-degree reckless endangerment, disobeying an officer, failure to signal and operating vehicle without proper classification. He was released on a $100,000 bond.

Joseph Myers was charged with sale of a narcotics and possession of narcotics. He was released on a $10,000 bond.

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