Man accused of assaulting TX officer during traffic stop

A 76-year-old Texas man is facing a charge after being accused of punching and trying to choke a police officer during a traffic stop.

The Bryan-College Station Eagle reports Arthur Lee Wright was pulled over after nearly hitting a College Station police officer's patrol car while making an unsafe lane change.

During the Friday stop, the officer told Wright she remembered him from a previous accident in which he hit another vehicle and she would be giving him a ticket.

Police allege that Wright then stepped out of his car, slammed the officer into his vehicle and tried to choke her.

Wright was charged with assault on a public servant. He is free on a $10,000 bond. It was not immediately known if Wright had an attorney.