A 52-year-old man fought with Batavia authorities and paramedics who tried to help him after he got drunk and passed out in the street near his home, police said.
Mark S. Feely, of the 200 block of North Harrison Street, Batavia, faces an array of felony and misdemeanor charges after authorities were called at 9:30 p.m. Saturday to the corner of Jefferson and Houston streets, They were responding to a report of a person who had fallen and was laying in the street about an block and a half from Feely's home, Batavia police Detective Kevin Bretz said.
Feely, who was intoxicated and admitted to officers to drinking earlier in the day, became combative with emergency personnel, Bretz said.
"He was laying in the middle of the roadway and somebody called 911. When we got there, he just went ballistic," Bretz said. "He didn't know why officers were there or why they were speaking to him."
Bretz said Feely scuffled with one officer and approached a female officer with a fist cocked back as if he were about to throw a punch. Feely was taken to Delnor Hospital in Geneva before he was booked. Once he calmed down, Bretz said, Feely told hospital personnel he didn't remember what happened.
"It just continued and continued and continued, in the ambulance and at the hospital," Bretz said. "There was something going on with him."
Feely has been charged with two felony counts of aggravated battery to a peace officer, aggravated battery to a firefighter/paramedic, and misdemeanor charges of aggravated assault to a peace officer and resisting arrest, according to police and Kane County court records.
The most serious charges of aggravated battery to a peace officer are punishable by probation or up to seven years in prison.
Feely was released from the Kane County jail Sunday afternoon after posting $3,000 bond. He is due in court on March 5.
No officers or paramedics were seriously injured in the incident.
According to court records, Feely was arrested in June 2000 on charges of felony damage to property and misdemeanor domestic battery. The battery charges were dismissed and Feely pleaded guilty to downgraded charges of misdemeanor property damage and received a year of supervision and $2,200 in fines and court costs, records show.