DUI sus­pect tries high-fiv­ing cop who pulled him over

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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.

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