DUI suspect tries high-fiving cop who pulled him over
TYRONE | Police say a central Pennsylvania man thanked and tried to high-five the officer who flagged him down for driving without his lights — only to then be arrested on a drunken-driving charge.
The Altoona Mirror reports that Gerald Decker was driving early Feb. 19 when a Tyrone officer noticed that Mr. Decker’s car didn’t have its lights on and flagged him down.
Officer Adam Bonsell says Mr. Decker, 27, told him, “Thanks, buddy,” and tried to highfive him. Mr. Bonsell told him, “That’s not how it works” and gave Mr. Decker field sobriety tests.
Police say Mr. Decker’s blood-alcohol content was 21/ times the legal limit for drivers.