A 58-year-old man has been charged after allegedly assaulting a police officer in Red Deer early Friday morning.

Red Deer RCMP were called to a restaurant just before 1 a.m. Friday after reports of an intoxicated man who wouldn’t leave the building.

Police say they placed the man under arrest for causing a disturbance, however the man resisted and allegedly punched and kicked a police officer in the face.

The police officer was taken to hospital, treated and released.

Robert Stuart Fleming, 58, has been charged with assaulting a police officer causing bodily harm, resisting a police officer and causing a disturbance.

Fleming is in custody pending bail.

He is set to appear in Red Deer Provincial Court on Dec. 31.