Thea Digiammerino

Man Walking Along I-95 Struggles with Troopers: State Police

Connecticut State Police have arrested a man accused of walking along Interstate 95 and struggling with officers who responded to remove him.

Police said that 34-year-old Travis Simmons, of Bridgeport, was walking on the shoulder of I-95 north near exit 27 in Bridgeport Monday around 2:45 p.m. According to police, Simmons was aggressive with officers and refused orders to move out of the area.

Troopers deployed a stun gun but it was ineffective. After a struggle, Simmons was taken into custody and transported to Bridgeport Hospital for evaluation.

One officer suffered minor injuries during the struggle.

Simmons was later taken to Troop G in Bridgeport and charged with reckless use of a highway by a pedestrian, interfering with an officer, and violation of conditions of release.

He was held on a $10,000 bond and is due in court Tuesday.

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