A Kansas lawmaker taunted a state trooper during a drunken driving arrest last month — calling the cop “donut boy” and saying he could “take” him in a fight.
State Sen. Gene Suellentrop, the Republican majority leader in Kansas, was pulled over in his SUV on March 16 after cops were called about someone driving the wrong way on I-470 in Topeka, local network WIBW reports.
When cops caught up with the lawmaker, he was confused and looked at officers with a “blank stare,” having to be told twice to get out of the SUV, according to his criminal affidavit.
Suellentrop, 69, refused to take a breathalyzer test after police said they smelled an “odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from inside the vehicle.”
Officers brought the lawmaker to a nearby hospital for a blood test, where Suellentrop “struggled with keeping his balance.”
“I had to hold him by the arm,” the officer wrote in the court paperwork.
At one point, the lawmaker complained about the arrest “all for going the wrong way” – and mocked the officer, calling him “donut boy.”
During the bloodwork, the lawmaker became “slightly aggressive in his tone,” the court docs say.
“[H]e made reference to physically going up against me,” the officer wrote. “He looked me up and down, stating he played state sports competitively in high school. He stated he could ‘take me.’”
Suellentrop is facing five criminal counts over the arrest, including attempting to flee law enforcement, DUI and reckless driving, police said.
With AP wires
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