FALL RIVER (WBSM) — A Fall River police officer was injured on Saturday following an altercation with ATV drivers.

The incident happened around 1 p.m. on December 16 when the officer stopped two people illegally operating off-road vehicles on Highland Avenue.

The two drivers allegedly resisted arrest and fought with the officer, knocking him to the ground.

The officer suffered injuries that were not life-threatening and Fall River Police are investigating and attempting to locate the ATV drivers.

Light Up SouthCoast 2023

Get in the holiday spirit by checking out the amazing holiday displays of your friends and neighbors this year.

Gallery Credit: Ariel Dorsey

The Gift of Giving: Local SouthCoast Charities

Charitable organizations in New Bedford, Fall River and other SouthCoast communities are making this holiday season memorable for children and families. 

Gallery Credit: Ariel Dorsey

More From WBSM-AM/AM 1420