MBPD officer reportedly spit on, nearly knocked off bicycle

Myrtle Beach, SC - By Trey Paul - bio | email

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A Myrtle Beach Police officer says he was almost knocked off his bicycle while patrolling the new Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.

According to an incident report, Officer Joseph Cleary was behind the Holiday Pavilion Hotel when a man on a bench swung his arm out and attempted to knock him off.

Officers arrested Joseph Boatwright, 48, for public intoxication, disorderly conduct and assault on a police officer.

While officers were searching Boatwright, they say he spit on another officer.

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