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Iowa City man arrested for punching officer in the face after traffic stop

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

An Iowa City man faces several charges after a police say he punched an officer in the face after running from a traffic stop.

An Iowa City police officer says he witnessed 22-year-old Patrick Leslie Horras driving erratically and almost hit a tree and a parked car.  The officer says that when he pulled Horras over, Horras ran.

The officer says that when he caught up to Horras, Horras punched him in the face.  The officer says that Horras showed many signs of being drunk, including poor balance and slurred speech.

The officer says he found a 12-pack beer box in the car that had one empty can, and two full cans inside.  The officer says he also found marijuana in the car.

Horras is charged with OWI, assaulting a police officer, interference with official acts, possession of a controlled substance and public intoxication second offense.

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