Christopher F. Sidoti

KINDERHOOK — A Kinderhook man was taken to the Columbia County Jail following an incident at a Kinderhook traffic stop by state police, public information officer Aaron Hicks said Monday.

Christopher F. Sidoti, 40, was charged Sunday with two counts of second-degree assault, a class D felony, resisting arrest, obstruction of governmental administration, both class A misdemeanors, third-degree menacing, a class B misdemeanor, and disorderly conduct, a violation, Hicks said.

Sidoti approached troopers conducting a vehicle and traffic stop on Route 9H at about 11 p.m., Hicks said.

Sidoti used obscene language and made obscene gestures at the troopers, Hicks said.

Troopers warned Sidoti multiple times and then ordered him to leave, Hicks said.

He soon returned and directed the obscene language and gestures at members of the public, Hicks said.

When other troopers arrived and told Sidoti was he was under arrest for disorderly conduct, he refused to comply or provide identification before attempting to run away, Hicks said.

State police were able to catch Sidoti, who then physically assaulted the troopers, Hicks said.

After a brief struggle, Sidoti was taken into custody after police used pepper spray, Hicks said. One trooper received minor injuries during the struggle.

Sidoti was arraigned virtually in Kinderhook Town Court and sent to the Columbia County Jail on $500 bail. He is scheduled to appear in court again on June 15 at 6 p.m.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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