Here's a news story about breaking new ground in the legal profession:
Man Charged With Passing Gas at CopI don't know; just seems like something Dogboy would do . . .
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Sept. 25) -- A West Virginia man who police
said passed gas and fanned it toward a patrolman has been charged with
battery on a police officer.
Jose A. Cruz, 34, of Clarksburg, was pulled over early Tuesday for
driving without headlights, police said. According to the criminal
complaint, Cruz smelled of alcohol, had slurred speech and failed three
field sobriety tests before he was handcuffed and taken to a police
station for a breathalyzer test.
As Patrolman T.E. Parsons prepared the machine, Cruz scooted his chair
toward Parsons, lifted his leg and "passed gas loudly," the complaint
Cruz, according to complaint, then fanned the gas toward the officer.
"The gas was very odorous and created contact of an insulting or
provoking nature with Patrolman Parsons," the complaint alleged.
He was also charged with driving under the influence, driving without
headlights and two counts of obstruction.
Cruz acknowledged passing gas, but said he didn't move his chair toward
the officer nor aim gas at the patrolman. He said he had an upset
stomach at the time, but police denied his request to go to the
bathroom when he first arrived at the station.
"I couldn't hold it no more," he said.
He also denied being drunk and uncooperative as the police complaint
alleged. He added he was upset at being prepared for a breathalyzer
test while having an asthma attack. The police statement said he later
resisted being secured for a trip to a hospital that he requested for
Cruz said the officers thought the gas incident was funny when it
happened and laughed about it with him.
"This is ridiculous," he said. "I could be facing time."