Accused impaired driver charged with uttering threats

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A suspected impaired driver has been arrested and charged after “verbally assaulting” police officers.

At about 2:46 a.m. on Thursday, patrol officers identified a driver with a suspended license leaving the parking lot of 3500 Second Avenue West travelling northbound on Second Avenue. The vehicle was followed for a distance and stopped on 32nd Street West.

Officers approached the vehcile and observed the driver was showing signs of intoxication. When officers asked the driver to exit the vehicle, he began verbally asaulting officers. He was arrested and brought back to cells.

The suspect refused breathalyzer tests.

The 33-year-old man from P.A. is charged with failing to provide breath samples and uttering a threat to an officer to cause death or bodily harm. He is due in court today.