A man arrested for public intoxication has been charged with a felony after being accused of spitting twice in a police officer’s face early Sunday, police said.

Jack Harrington, 22, of New York, was arrested about 3:20 a.m. on a felony charge of harassment of a public servant.

Galveston police had arrested Harrington earlier on The Strand for public intoxication and had taken him to a mobile detention facility, police said.

While police were transporting Harrington to the Galveston County Jail, he spat twice in an officer’s face, police allege.

In Texas, a person can be charged with a felony offense if they intentionally cause a public servant to come in contact with bodily fluid or excrement, according to the state penal code, which sets the offense at a third-degree felony.

Harrington’s bond was set at $10,000.

— Valerie Wells

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(4) comments

Blanca Bell

Lock'em up!!

Lou Brown

His bond should have been a lot higher! THANK YOU GPD for all that you do for the citizens!!

Bobby Wylie

Your a long way from New York my friend. Enjoy your stay. Be sure to share with your cell mates where you are from. They will be impressed and show you some down home hospitality.

Keith Gray

What is tolerated today will be tomorrow's norm... great job GPD... no officer should have to endure that treatment, and those SJW's need to know Texas is a no nonsense State.

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