Joshua Meagher

 A Peru man is locked up after allegedly trying to take a "chunk out of an officer."

The ordeal started Saturday evening when officers were called to the 700 block of 12th Street in Peru about a man who was drunk.  Thirty-one-year-old Joshua Meagher was arrested initially for DUI and driving with a revoked license.  While being put inside a squad car, Meagher allegedly bit an officer, earning him additional charges of aggravated battery and resisting a peace officer.

As of Monday morning Meagher remained inside the La Salle County Jail. 

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