Purdue student arrested for battery against police, resisting law enforcement

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – A Purdue student was arrested Saturday morning on U.S. 231 for battery against a police officer and resisting law enforcement, authorities reported.

According to 24-Hour News 8 sister station, WLFI, police said Torrey Hutchinson, 22, and a female were driving along U.S. 231 and State Street when an alleged altercation struck out between the pair. The female driving immediately pulled over the car and contacted police around 11:30 a.m.

Both Indiana State Police and the Purdue University Police Department responded to the call.

When police arrived on scene, Hutchinson seemed to be hysterical. Officers said he was going to “hurt himself.” Police tried talking with Hutchinson, but they said he became combative towards an officer.

Purdue Police Lt. Eric Greenberg said a stun gun and pepper spray were used to detain him.

Hutchinson was arrested and taken to the Tippecanoe County Jail.

Authorities report his blood alcohol content was double the legal driving limit, blowing a .16.

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