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Zachary Bird, 41, was northbound on the Central Florida GreeneWay near Curry Ford Road about 1:30 a.m. Sunday and apparently was speeding when his car almost hit the captain's car, which also was northbound, the report states.
Bird had alcohol on his breath, his eyes were glassy and bloodshot and he was unsteady on his feet, a trooper wrote. He refused to provide a blood sample.
Bird, an anesthesiologist, told investigators he works at Parrish Medical Center in Titusville and "treats you guys in the E.R," the report states. He lives in Avalon Park in east Orange County.
Bird was arrested on a charge of DUI about 2 a.m. after failing field-sobriety tests.
A trooper found $40,000 in his pockets and another $14,000, two handguns — a .44-caliber revolver and a .45-caliber semiautomatic — a bottle of pills and a vial of liquid in his BMW, according to the report. The drugs and liquid were sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for analysis.
Video from a trooper's car shows Bird banging his head against a partition inside a patrol car until blood runs down his face. Bird accused troopers of stealing his money, the report states.
Bird became enraged, spat a mouthful of blood into the sergeant's face and eyes and kicked the door so hard that he damaged the hinges, the report states. The car required several hundred dollars worth of repair and cleaning by a hazardous-materials team, said Sgt. Kim Montes, a Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman.
Troopers took Bird to Florida Hospital East Orlando, where he kicked a light hanging above a hospital bed and made threatening remarks to troopers, the report states. He said he could "take" all three troopers and emphasized that he had weapons at his home, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.