Raul Rentiera Rivera repeatedly resisted arrest while reportedly driving under the influence - try to say that five times fast. According to Phoenix authorities, the rambunctious Rivera was arrested for an aggravated DUI and resisting arrest Sunday night, reports ABC 15 News.
Suspected DUI drivers can face an aggravated DUI felony for several reasons; one of which includes driving with a suspended, canceled, revoked, or refused license while intoxicated. According to Phoenix police, officers later determined that Rivera’s driver’s license had already been suspended.
Apparently, the lack of a driver's license didn't stop Rivera from continuing to break the law with his car.
Police attempted to stop him a total of three times before Rivera was finally apprehended. The first attempt occurred after Rivera failed to maintain the proper lane while driving his minivan down Thomas Road, according to court documents.
Rivera then pulled into a parking lot but exited when police pulled in behind him. He finally stopped at an intersection and stepped out of his vehicle.
Despite verbal warnings from police to place his hands on his head and turn around, however, Rivera would not comply and continued to resist arrest while officers tried to handcuff him. Police eventually took him down to the ground in order to complete the arrest.
Rivera also reportedly had a strong odor of alcohol, bloodshot eyes, and slurred speech - all signs of intoxication.
Raul Rentiera Rivera may have tried to resist arrest, but he ended up with an aggravated DUI for his efforts.
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