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Simsbury Police: Teacher charged with assaulting three officers

SIMSBURY -- Police arrested a man who they said assaulted three officers who were investigating a complaint about an intoxicated person in a car.

Simsbury Police said they responded to 10 Winslow Place, The Riverview, for a complaint of a possible intoxicated person sitting in a vehicle.

The operator, identified as Byron Pierce, 40.  Police said Pierce interfered with the investigation and resisted arrest. During the arrest, officers involved suffered injuries that were treated and non-life threatening.

Byron Pierce is currently employed with Cheshire Public Schools as a visual arts teacher.

Pierce was charged with three counts of assault of public safety personnel, one count of interfering/resisting, and one count of breach of peace.

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