|A 34-year-old man is facing multiple charges after allegedly fighting with police when he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Sunday on West McKnight Drive.
The incident occurred at about 12:30 a.m. near the intersection of West McKnight Drive and Memorial Boulevard in Murfreesboro.
Smyrna resident Edwin K. Myers, who has been convicted of two DUI offenses prior to this incident, is facing a third DUI offense charge and one count of resisting arrest, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department arrest report.
“I assisted Sgt. (Barry) Poole with the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office on a traffic stop of a vehicle for driving without headlights on,” reported Jason Higgins, a Murfreesboro police officer. “The driver was identified as Myers, (who) I noticed had an odor of an intoxicant about his person.”
Higgins reported Myers had bloodshot eyes and spoke with slurred speech, as the two law enforcement officials were questioning him. Myers was then asked to perform field sobriety tests but could not complete the tasks as demonstrated.
As the pair started to place Myers into custody, he refused to listen to commands and began to resist and become verbally combative, according to the report.
“Myers started kicking the door of the patrol car and had to be taken out,” Higgins reported, adding he was then placed into a van to be transported to the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.
Once there, Myers agreed to be tested for his blood alcohol level without any further incidents, and he was booked into jail on a $3,500 bond.
A preliminary hearing on all the charges has since been scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 13, in Rutherford County General Sessions Court.