A Texas man accused of driving under the influence (DUI) bit off a part of an arresting officer’s ear Friday evening, according to the police authorities.

Police personnel on Interstate 35E near North Texas Boulevard pulled over Christopher Rogers, 45, on the suspicion of driving while intoxicated after they saw him swerving on the road. Rogers refused to get out of his car despite several officers asking him to do so. The officers resorted to forcing him out of the car when he punched one of them in the face.

“He was pretty uncooperative from the get go. He continued to resist and the struggle started then,” Denton Police Department spokesperson Bryan Cose said.

After this, when a sergeant and another backup officer tried to handcuff him, he bit the sergeant’s head and ear during the struggle. He managed to bite off a chunk of Sgt. Michael Rose’s ear. According to the officers on the scene, about an inch of the sergeant’s ear was bitten off who also suffered a couple of head injuries.

“The sergeant yells out that the man was biting him, and that’s when the man had bitten the officer’s right ear. Actually bit a chunk of it,” Cose said.

The officers were unable to recover the chunk of the sergeant’s ear in an attempt to reattach it. They said the disfigurement would be permanent. Sgt. Rose was treated at a hospital and was later sent home where he was recovering. He said he was glad it was him and not one of his officers who suffered the attack.

The officers used stun gun on Rogers multiple times before they could subdue and handcuff him. He was taken into custody and then to a hospital to treat the injuries which he suffered during the scuffle. While he was being taken to the hospital in the ambulance, he kicked a paramedic in the chest who was trying to treat his injuries.

Following his release from the hospital, Rogers was booked into Denton Jail. He was charged with driving while intoxicated, a second-degree offense, resisting arrest, assault on a public servant (police officer), assault on a public servant (paramedic) and one count of aggravated assault on a public servant. However, he was released from the jail on a bond of a non-released value.

A week prior to this, a man bit off a piece of his partner’s ear following an argument. Police in Phoenix arrested 25-year-old Edward Gomez for biting the left ear of his boyfriend, Marcos Brito, during a fight, after the former accused his partner of cheating. The fight became physical after the suspect cornered the victim in the bathroom, leaving him holding a piece of his own ear.

“I remember him looking at me in shock, with blood in his mouth, and me just feeling like a faucet was pouring blood. I just felt it run down my chest,” Brito. He was taken to a hospital where he underwent a surgery and had doctors reattach his ear. Meanwhile, Gomez faced one count of aggravated assault and was released on bail on the same day.