When you see police lights in your rear-view mirror and you’ve been out on the town and had a few drinks, there is really only have one good course of action: you need to pull over, speak to the officer, and submit to a breathalyzer if asked. If you blow over .08, you should accept the fact that you’re about to be arrested for drunk driving and go along with what the officer asks of you.
That’s the complete opposite of what one man in Santa Rosa, California just did when he was about to be arrested for DUI. He was driving around 8 pm when he crashed into a bunch of parked cars and left the scene. Thankfully someone witnessed everything, and they followed him until police showed up.
The driver ran out of his car and into a nearby home when he spotted police, but when the officer gave chase and tried to grab him, he turned around and punched him several times in the face and threw a vase at his head. The officer managed to get handcuffs on the man, and then he hit a button that opened his K9 door. When his dog approached and began biting the offender on the leg, the man began hitting the dog with his hands, even though they were handcuffed.
He was arrested for drunk driving, and he received several other charges including felony assault on the police officer and misdemeanor assault on the dog. Because he was arrested in California he’ll also be subject to fines, driver’s license suspension, and he may be required to install an ignition interlock in any vehicle he drives for a period of time.
This is the perfect example of what not to do when you spot those lights and hear the siren behind you. Another thing you might not want to do? Drink and drive in the first place.