A man in Sparks, Nevada was stunned after a morning of alleged driving under the influence on Saturday, February 2, 2013. At a quarter to nine, police were called with the report that there was a car spinning in circles on the street before coming to a stop on the curb with a flat tire. Residents on the street claimed that the driver got out of the car and into a white truck and drove away.
After police had arrived at the scene, the driver, who is a 42-year-old resident of the neighborhood, returned. He was allegedly speeding in the white truck and almost hit the police officers. When police officers approached him, he allegedly pushed back. This prompted a physical tussle. During the struggle, the man is accused of grabbing the neck of an officer and pulling off her necklace. At this point, another officer used a stun gun on the man.
Police then arrested the driver. He is now charged with reckless driving, driving under the influence, battery on a police officer, destruction of property, and obstructing a police officer. The only officer hurt in the scuffle was the one grabbed by the neck; she has only minor injuries.
This case provides a good example of why you should always be polite to police officers. You shouldn’t consent to searches or the preliminary breath test, but you shouldn’t fight with officers. That won’t get you anywhere but jail.
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