Saturday, February 23, 2008

California DUI Cop injured trying to arrest California DUI guy

California DUI news

An American Canyon police officer was injured while arresting a man who failed to pull over during a traffic stop Thursday afternoon, California DUI police said.

At about 3:15 p.m., Morris Brice, 48, was seen swerving across all lanes of traffic on Highway 29 near Rio Del Mar, American Canyon Sgt. Craig Nickles said.

After refusing to pull over and leading police on a short chase, officers were able to stop Brice's vehicle with a spike strip and the car ended up in the center divider, California DUI police said.

Brice continued to refused to comply with the officer's orders and was Tasered by police during the California DUI arrest, California DUI police said.

During the struggle a California DUI officer injured his arm, and was treated and released later in the day, California DUI cops said.

Police found alcohol in the vehicle and arrested Brice on suspicion of California DUI - driving under the influence, resisting arrest and battery of a police officer. He was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries, California DUI police said.