Biker Crashes at a Campground Then Assaults Doctor
A motorcyclist who crashed his bike into a parked car at a campground over the weekend, faces several charges after he hid his motorcycle from authorities, then assaulted the doctor who was treating him.
The incident began around 7 PM Saturday when Buchanan County sheriff's officials received a report of a motorcycle that collided with a parked vehicle at a campground along the Wapsipinicon River near Quasqueton.
The motorcyclist, identified as 35 year old David Throndson of Center Point, refused to cooperate with deputies and tell them where the bike was hidden, officials said. The responding deputies found the motorcycle, stashed in the back of a pickup.
After being taken into custody, Throndson allegedly spit on the squad car and head-butted the vehicle's cage. That incident required a trip to the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence. Authorities said Throndson also had a bowel movement in the back seat.
While in a hospital bed, Throndson kicked a doctor trying to treat him, several times.
He is being charged with second-offense operating while intoxicated, assault with injury on persons engaged in certain occupations, public intoxication, and harassment of a public official.
Throndson was also cited for reckless driving, operation without registration, failure to maintain control and failure to provide proof of insurance.