Monday, January 26, 2009

He's not kidding!

I bet he was.

Driver tells police after crash, "I'm wrecked, Dude"

A man crashed his car into a fence in the wee hours Saturday, got out of his car and told a Port Richey police officer he was drunk and didn’t have a license.

According to a report from the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, a Port Richey officer spotted the car going nearly 20 miles over the speed limit on U.S. 19 a little after 2 a.m.

Just as the officer was about to turn on his light, the car veered left, bounced over a curb and smashed into a chain link fence.

A man and woman inside the car were not injured.

The driver’s side door had a metal pole through it, so the driver — later identified as Eric Marusak, 37, of New Port Richey — crawled out the passenger door.

“I’m wrecked, dude,” he told the officer.

Marusak laughed and then added, “I got a suspended license.”

He soon stopped laughing and got angry — kicking the officer in the groin and leg, cursing at him, punching him and then acted like a dog, growling and trying to bite him, according to law enforcement.

Marusak was arrested and charged with DUI, resisting an officer with violence, refusing to take a breath test, battery on a law enforcement officer, simple assault on a law enforcement officer, criminal mischief and violating a pre-trial release.

He is being held without bail at the Land O’Lakes jail.