Man jumps on passing vehicles, tries to bite officer

VERO BEACH — An intoxicated man is accused of jumping onto passing vehicles traveling on State Road A1A and trying to bite an officer’s hand during the man’s arrest, police said.

Nathan Alan Creamer, 39, of the 2100 block of Windward Way, Vero Beach, was charged with disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest without violence. He was released Friday from the Indian River County Jail on $1,000 bail.

Nathan Creamer

An officer about midnight Thursday went to the 1500 block of State Road A1A in response to a suspicious person. Multiple 911 callers said a man, later identified as Creamer, was intoxicated and jumping onto passing vehicles.

Upon arrival, the officer saw that Creamer was cursing and swinging his arms violently, police said. Creamer began to curse at the officer and was out of control when a second man nearby “took Creamer to the ground.”

The officer smelled an alcoholic odor on Creamer’s breath, noticed his eyes were bloodshot and glassy and that his speech was slurred. The officer thought Creamer’s intoxication level made him a danger to both himself and the public.

The officer then tried to detain Creamer when he was on the ground, and Creamer began to resist, police said. Creamer tried to bite the officer’s hand and kick him while the officer attempted to put Creamer in handcuffs.

Creamer was so combative that it took the officer and two bystanders to hold Creamer on the ground. When a second officer arrived on scene, Creamer was handcuffed and put in the patrol car.

While headed to jail, Creamer continuously kicked and punched the inside of the patrol car, police said. Once at the jail, he continued to be combative and had to be physically restrained by multiple corrections deputies before booking.

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