Saturday, September 17, 2011


What I want to know is how can a drunk whip it out, take a leak, hold a can of beer and flip off the cops all at the same time? It looks like we may have an 'America’s Got Talent’ finalist here.

Suspect flips off cops, dropped by beanbag gun

By Alex Tomlin
September 16, 2011

ALBUQUERQUE -- A drunken-driving suspect learned just how painful a beanbag gun can be. He also learned you don't make obscene gestures at police, and you don't stop to zip down your pants and relieve yourself in the middle of a chase.

Dashcam video shows the driver, now identified as Estevan Tapia, 26, swerving all over Interstate 25 north of Albuquerque Tuesday night as New Mexico State Police and Santa Fe County sheriff's deputies give chase. He stopped and got out twice, each time giving police the middle-finger salute.

The second time he stopped he got out and took a bathroom break, beer bottle in hand, before deputies dropped him with the two shots from a beanbag gun.

Tapia has been arrested more than a dozen times and already has four DWI convictions.

How drunk Tapia may have been won't be known for a few weeks because they had to draw his blood at the hospital. Deputies took him to the hospital because they wanted to make sure the bean bags didn't do any serious damage.

If Tapia's convicted of a fifth DWI, he faces one to two years behind bars.

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