Police have charged a 34-year-old Walkerton man after he allegedly bit one of the arresting officers.

Police were called to a Southampton address around 3:15 a.m. Sunday for a suspected impaired driver.

The officers determined the man was intoxicated and became violent during the arrest.

Backup officers were called and police say that one officer sustained a bite wound to his upper inner arm and needed medical attention.

Another officers received several cuts and abrasions.

He is charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle, refusal to give a breath sample and two counts of assault with intent to resist arrest.

He was released with a later court date.