COLLEGE STATION – Police have to threaten to tase a drunk driving suspect before he will get out of the car.
Police pulled Gregory Alan Johnson over on a traffic stop at 1:35 a.m. Saturday as he was northbound on Texas Avenue in College Station. When they approached the vehicle, officers noticed Johnson had glassy, red and bloodshot eyes, a slurred speech and a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath.
When they asked Johnson to get out of the car to perform a field sobriety test, he reportedly asked “Why?” The officer explained he believed Johnson had been consuming alcoholic beverages and he wanted to perform a field sobriety test. Johnson continued asking “Why?” over and over again, refusing to get out of the car.
The officer eventually opened the driver side door and grabbed Johnson’s arm. Johnson tensed both of his arms and legs, and tried to pull away from the officer. A second officer tried to help drag him out.
Johnson finally agreed to get out of the car when a third officer threatened to tase him.
Johnson was charged with DWI and Interference With Public Duties.
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