Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Why You Should Stay Seated During A Traffic Stop

A man who allegedly couldn't stay seated during a traffic stop by Cookeville police is now facing charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Police say 51-year-old Donald Lee Thompson of Freehill Road was a passenger in a vehicle which was stopped for having expired tags. Thompson got out of the car when the driver pulled over and was told by officers to get back in the vehicle. Police say he complied momentarily, but then decided to get back out of the car a second time. Police once again told him to stay in the vehicle, and -- according to the report -- he once again sat down, only to get back out a third time. This time, police claim he was cursing and yelling and refused to sit back down. He ended up being tasered after allegedly slapping away attempts to cuff him.