Zachary Bird, a former anesthesiologist, arrested for DUI goes on a rampage in the back of a Florida Highway Patrol Car.
Bird spit a mouthful of blood on the Florida Highway Patrol trooper who was arresting him on DUI last Sunday. He also broke the patrol car glass with his face.
Bird was speeding and nearly sideswiped a Florida Highway Patrol Car around 1:30 a.m. before cops pulled him over and he failed a field sobriety test.
“He was placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI,” FHP Sgt. Kim Montes told reporters. “He was placed in the back of the trooper’s Dodge Charger, and that’s when everything went bad.
Bird started yelling “All of the officers are stealing my money! Stealing my money!” referring to the $50,000 he had on him and in his BMW. He then banged his head against the partition in the car until his forehead bled. The money he was talking about was in his pocket the entire time.
Troopers, concerned Bird would seriously injure himself, pulled the handcuffed man back out of the cruiser. “When they got him out of the vehicle, he then spit blood all over one of my sergeant’s faces,” Montes told reporters.
Bird was facing a DUI charge, but now he’s being charged with resisting arrest with violence, as well as property damage, after breaking the glass with his face.
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