Pa. man allegedly spat blood in paramedic's face

Police said the paramedic was rendering aid to the man after he intentionally struck his head on the partition of a patrol vehicle


By Laura French

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. — A Pennsylvania man allegedly spat blood in a paramedic's face after being arrested on a DUI charge. 

West Shore Regional Police reported that Tanner Boyd Graybill, 33, was pulled over last Thursday and taken into custody after showing signs of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol. 

Tanner Boyd Graybill, 33, is charged with aggravated assault for allegedly spitting blood in a paramedic's face after injuring himself in a patrol vehicle.
Tanner Boyd Graybill, 33, is charged with aggravated assault for allegedly spitting blood in a paramedic's face after injuring himself in a patrol vehicle. (Photo/West Shore Regional Police)

While in the back of a patrol vehicle, Graybill allegedly became violent and began striking his head on the partition of the vehicle, causing injuries to himself. 

An EMS crew was called to treat Graybill's injuries. Graybill "continued to be violent and hostile" as he was being attended to by EMS providers, police stated. While being treated, he allegedly spat blood onto a paramedic's face, leading him to be charged with aggravated assault, in addition to DUI and resisting arrest. 

Graybill was transported to Cumberland County Prison and his bail was set at $50,000. 

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