Man accused of hitting officer with dirt bike due in court

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) — The man accused of hitting a New Bedford police officer with a dirt bike is due back in court.

A dangerousness hearing is scheduled Wednesday for 24-year-old Carlos Gonzalez.

On Halloween night, officers were arresting a group of people who were reportedly riding dirt bikes erratically throughout the streets, when Gonzalez allegedly drove into Sergeant Candido Trinidad.

Trinidad was released from the hospital a day later.

Gonzalez was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, driving to endanger, refusing to stop for a police officer, unlawful operation of a recreational vehicle on a roadway, operating a motor vehicle with no license, operating a motor vehicle with no helmet, trespassing, disturbing the peace and resisting arrest.