Police: Drunken Bayonne man punches cop in the face, struggles to resist arrest

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A drunken Bayonne man punched a cop in the face and struggled to resist arrest during an incident early yesterday morning, police said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Zachary Barra, 19, of Bayonne, was charged with aggravated assault and resisting arrest, according to Police Lt. Eric Amato.

Barra was taken into custody around 12:38 a.m. Monday in the area of Humphrey Avenue. Officers responded to Barra’s residence on a report of a disturbance. Upon arrival, officers encountered Barra in an apparent intoxicated state, authorities said.

While investigating the report a disturbance, Barra became agitated and clenched his fists while threatening to assault the officers. Barra then struck an officer in the face with a closed fist, officials said.

The officer was able to use the necessary physical force to cease the assault. Barra then refused to submit to being handcuffed but laying on his hands. No one suffered any significant injuries, police said.