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In a confrontation recorded on police video, the man, identified as Joseph Arthur Stetson, 54, of Woodburn, was stopped shortly before noon (3 p.m. ET) at Hines Food Market in South Hines, the Harney County Sheriff's Office said.
Man Intending to Join Oregon Protests Arrested for DUI 3:24
In the 10-minute video, the encounter starts out politely enough, with Stetson and a state trooper, who wasn't identified, calling each other "sir." Stetson was armed with a firearm, which turned out to be a pellet gun, authorities said.
Stetson tells the trooper he's a retired colonel in the U.S. military who served in Central America in 1980 — he boasts twice that his service record was "sealed by Ronald Reagan" — and that he's on his way to serve as a bodyguard for protesters led by Ammon and Ryan Bundy, who've occupied the land refuge since the beginning of the year.
But after about five minutes, as troopers and local officers move to place him under arrest, Stetson becomes agitated, referring to President Barack Obama and officers on the scene as "Nazis" in a tirade spiked with crude expletives.
"I'll kill all of you," Stetson can be heard saying on the video.
When the remarkably restrained state trooper advises him that "I don't think you want to do that," Stetson replies, "If I come out of jail I'm going to kill you."
Eventually, it took multiple officers to wrestle Stetson — who's listed in police records as 6 feet tall and weighing 235 pounds — into a police vehicle.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
that just makes them look like a bunch of whiners complaining that the government doesn't give them free stuff.
Stetson tells the trooper he's a retired colonel in the U.S. military who served in Central America in 1980 — he boasts twice that his service record was "sealed by Ronald Reagan"
Stetson was armed with a firearm, which turned out to be a pellet gun, authorities said.
When a police officer has a reasonable belief, based on facts and circumstances, that a person has committed (or is about to commit) a crime, the officer may arrest that person. This belief, known as "Probable Cause", may legally justify a DUI arrest in certain situations where strong indications of DUI are present, but administration of a chemical test is refused or is otherwise not possible.
originally posted by: Slanter
I'm not a fan of these guys, but what was he arrested for? I can't play the video for some reason, It said he was stopped on suspicion of DUI, it doesn't say anything about them breathalyzing him, or him refusing a breathalyzer, then it just says they tried to arrest him, he resisted, and he's in jail on charges of "Resisting arrest" but they don't mention why he was under arrest.
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I was homeschooled from K to 12th grade went to the University of Guadalajara in Mexico 4 years college I'm a good American love God and country and I care for my fellow Americans I would make a good president only go 100% by the Constitution
when I am President I will Only run my administration By the constitution
we can fix the V.A, immigration, Social Security, Healthcare, and, k to 12, higher education. the government for the people to the people.