Man Kicks Officer Charged with Resisting Arrest
Twenty-two-year-old (22) Brett Woodbury was pulled over for DUI on Saturday and charged with resisting arrest and aggravated assault after he kicked one (1) of the Officers trying to arrest him. Early Saturday morning, Peoria Police Officers pulled Mr. Woodbury over near Northern and 111th Avenue and placed Mr. Woodbury under arrest after he failed a field sobriety test. When Officers attempted to place handcuffs on Mr. Woodbury, he resisted, forcing two (2) separate Officers to take him to the ground to place him in handcuffs. The Officers attempted to search Mr. Woodbury, but he tried to kick them. Mr. Woodbury reportedly continued to resist arrest, and before Officers were able to close the door to their patrol car, Mr. Woodbury kicked one of the Officers just above the groin.
According to Arizona Revised Statute § 13-2508, “A person commits resisting arrest by intentionally preventing or attempting to prevent a person reasonably known to him to be a peace officer, acting under color of such peace officer’s official authority, from effecting an arrest by: (1) Using or threatening to use physical force against the peace officer or another; or (2) Using any other means creating a substantial risk of causing physical injury to the peace officer or another.” Under Arizona law, resisting arrest is a Class 6 felony punishable by probation, up to one (1) year in jail or up to two (2) years in prison.
If you have been arrested for DUI and are also facing felony charges for resisting arrest, contact the Arizona defense attorneys at the DUI law firm Oracle Law Group Office P.C. today.