It’s always best to be cooperative with police officers if you’re getting arrested for a DUI. Getting belligerent or acting angry can cost you. Oftentimes, additional charges come up if you act aggressive toward the police officer. This exact situation happened to a woman in New Haven, Connecticut.
Shannon Collier, 25, was driving drunk early Saturday morning, April 12, 204. She apparently got into a car accident on the 400 block of 465 Norton Parkway.
Officers arrived to the scene to find Collier standing in the middle of the street and yelling. When they approached Collier, officers could sense something was up. A strong odor of alcohol was on Collier’s breath. Collier ended up admitting to having Hennessy and pineapple juice at a bar on Dixwell Ave in Hamden.
When police asked Collier to take a field sobriety test, Collier didn’t cooperate. Instead, she yelled out racially-charged insults at the officers. The officers arrested Collier and when she was in the police department’s DUI testing room, she spit on one of the police officers.
Because of Collier’s behavior, in addition to DUI charges, she is also being charged with interfering with police and assaulting a police officer.
Be on your best behavior when dealing with the police. While in many states you don’t have to take the field sobriety test or answer any questions, it’s important to be as polite as possible with the police.
Source: NH Register