A Mesa resident is facing DUI and drug possession allegations after police attempted to pull him over on Sunday. The 39-year-old motorist was driving 12 miles per hour over the speed limit when police spotted his car at about 10:45 p.m., according to police. After police spotted the car, the man began weaving in and out of traffic and driving in between lanes. Shortly thereafter, the man exited the highway and entered a residential area.
According to local news reports (azcentral.com), when police attempted to pull him over, the man allegedly jumped out of his car and left it running on the side of the road. Peace officers pushed him to the ground, where he allegedly resisted arrest. After police apprehended the suspect by tasing and handcuffing him, police discovered nearly 55 grams of methamphetamine in the backseat of his car. Police also found $1,970 in the car, as well as a series of text messages related to drug sales.
A K9 search unit found two bags of a white, powdered material in the back seat of the car – one bag holding 29.6 grams of meth and the other holding 26.9 grams of the drug. After police officers tested the powder and discovered that it was methamphetamine, the driver was arrested. He faces allegations of possessing dangerous drugs with the intent to sell, aggravated assault on a police officer, reckless driving, and DUI.
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