UI student faces numerous charges

BY DI STAFF | FEBRUARY 24, 2011 7:20 AM

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Police arrested a UI business student after he allegedly punched a woman downtown, and spit on emergency officials at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

John Foley III, 21, 301 E. Burlington St. Apt. 1534, was charged Feb. 19 with assault causing bodily injury, assault on peace officers and others, disorderly conduct, interference with official acts, and public intoxication.

According to police reports, Foley approached a female passerby at 118 S. Clinton St., began calling her profane names, and punched her so hard she fell.

An unknown male retaliated by punching Foley in the face.

The report said officers found Foley on the ground and asked him to take a breath test, which he refused.

Police said Foley then stood up and walked away despite being told to stop. After being physically restrained and placed in handcuffs, he reportedly refused to cooperate with police and emergency personnel.

When he was being treated for his injuries at UIHC, he spit and flung blood toward officers and medical personnel, causing blood to land on officers, the report said.

At one point, police said Foley deliberately called an emergency-room physician a profane name and spit blood onto his face shield and clothing.

— by Hayley Bruce

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