FARGO -- A Grand Forks man was arrested Friday in Fargo after police said he drove while intoxicated, crashed his vehicle into a ditch and bit a responding officer.

Authorities responded around 8 p.m. to a call of an individual driving erratically, including speeding at about 90 mph, in the 3200 block near 19th Avenue North near Hector International Airport. The driver turned into oncoming traffic, swerved the vehicle and drove into a nearby ditch, according to Fargo police.

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Officers said they found the vehicle in the ditch with the driver, who later was identified as David Daniel Fitzpatrick of Grand Forks, inside.

Police said Fitzpatrick, 45, came out of the vehicle and made threatening statements to officers in an aggressive manner. Officers commanded him to get on the ground, but police said Fitzpatrick ignored the commands and showed signs of being combative.

Police said they eventually tased Fitzpatrcik, but when they approached the suspect to place him in handcuffs, he bit one of the officers, according to police. It's believed the Fargo officer was bit on the arm and was later treated for minor injuries, WDAZ-TV reported.

Fitzpatrick was arrested and faces charges of assaulting a police officer, reckless endangerment, preventing arrest, DUI and refusal to take a chemical test. He was booked into the Cass County jail.

Fitzpatrick has multiple traffic violations in North Dakota and Minnesota, most of which are for speeding. 

A court date had not been set for Fitzpatrick as of Saturday afternoon.

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