A Washington man was arrested last night on half a dozen charges following a traffic stop in Washington.
Arrested was Justin A. Fuquay, 30, of 5 North Meridian Street, Washington, IN. He was charged with Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, Level 6 Felony; Intimidation Against a Law Enforcement Officer, Level 6 Felony; Resisting Law Enforcement, Class A Misdemeanor; Operating While Intoxicated, BAC .15 or Higher, Class A Misdemeanor; Operating While Intoxicated, Endangering a Person, Class A Misdemeanor and- Disorderly Conduct, Class B Misdemeanor.
Around 10:15 P.M., Trooper Mitch Wier stopped a gold pick-up truck on Meridian Street in Washington for exceeding the posted speed limit.
While speaking with the driver Trooper Wier detected an odor of alcoholic beverages and signs of impairment. After conducting field sobriety tests, Trooper Wier attempted to place Fuquay in handcuffs.
Fuquay began to resist, attempting to push Wier and other officers, as well as pull away from them. After being placed in Trooper Wier’s police car, officers observed that Fuquay had managed to get his handcuffed wrists from behind his back to his front.
Fuquay was taken out of the car, at which point officers attempted to re-handcuff him behind his back. Fuquay continued to forcibly resist, using his shoulders and elbows to strike officers, and at one point attempted to spit on an officer.
Fuquay was taken to Daviess Community Hospital for blood alcohol tests, where Trooper Wier not only learned that Fuquay had a blood alcohol content of .190%, he had also smoked synthetic marijuana earlier in the evening. Fuquay was taken to the Daviess County Jail without further incident. Assisting Agencies were the Washington Police Department, Daviess County Sheriff’s Department