Warrant: Smyrna man resisted arrest after DUI
by Sarah Westwood
June 01, 2014 12:00 AM | 3239 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Michael Woolfolk
Michael Woolfolk
A Smyrna man has been charged with obstruction after police say he attempted to wrestle himself away from arresting officers.

According to police, Michael Joseph Woolfolk was undergoing a DUI investigation after being stopped May 25 after 2 a.m.

According to the arrest warrant, Woolfolk screamed and cursed at an officer who was present at the traffic stop, prompting the officer to place him in the back of a patrol car in order to calm the situation.

Police say Woolfolk was kicking the inside of the squad car so forcefully they could hear the sound from 30 feet away.

Police say after the investigating officer went to the car to speak with Woolfolk, the suspect thrust his foot into the door to prevent it from being closed.

Officers say they then attempted to place Woolfolk under arrest, pulling him from the vehicle, at which time they say he tried to resist being placed in handcuffs. According to the arrest warrant, the officers had to force Woolfolk to the ground and detain him.

Woolfolk was released from the county jail on bail the following evening.

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