NORMAN PARK, Ga. — A Norman Park man was injured in a one-car accident Friday night then was charged with obstruction of an officer after struggling with the deputy who responded to the wreck.

Shane Brogston Mitchell, 33, 613 J.O. Stewart Road, Norman Park, was charged with obstruction of an officer, failure to drive in a single lane and DUI (refusal).

A Colquitt County sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to the wreck about 9:30 p.m. Friday in the 300 block of Tompkins Road. When he arrived, Mitchell began walking toward him from the direction of a car that was in a ditch.

Mitchell told the deputy he’d been run off the road by a Dodge vehicle.

Mitchell was bleeding profusely from his face and complained of head pain, the deputy said. The deputy called for EMS, but while he was trying to see to Mitchell’s injuries, Mitchell became irate, according to the deputy’s report.

Eventually the deputy had to take him to the ground and put him in handcuffs, which he resisted, the deputy said. When the ambulance arrived, Mitchell was uncooperative with the EMTs, the report said.

The Georgia State Patrol investigated the accident, but the GSP report didn’t say why the 2008 Pontiac G6 that Mitchell was driving ran into the ditch. It didn’t mention his statement to the deputy that he was run off the road.

The owner of the G6, whom the GSP did not identify, told the trooper she was asleep when Mitchell took her car without permission.

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