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Man arrested on DWI, intimidation charges


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An Indianapolis man was being held Friday after threatening a sheriff’s deputy who arrested him following a traffic stop, police said.

William Rodriguez, 42, of 705 Weghorst St., Indianapolis, was arrested on charges of resisting an officer, intimidation, driving with a suspended license with a previous conviction and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

A deputy from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office saw a car speeding on State Road 135 just north of Bargersville about 3:10 a.m. Friday. The car was going 66 mph in a 55 mph zone, was weaving between lanes and was covered in wet mud and had a low-hanging bumper, a Johnson County Sheriff’s Office report said.

The deputy stopped the car and smelled alcohol. Rodriguez failed field sobriety tests, and a portable breath test showed he had a blood-alcohol content of 0.21 percent. While the deputy was driving Rodriguez to the Johnson County jail, Rodriguez began threatening him and his family and trying to kick him from the back seat, the report said.

Rodriguez is being held at the jail on $6,000 bond.

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