West U. Police Break Window, Pull Man Out After He Refuses To Leave His Vehicle

October 1, 2008

A suspicious person call made by a West U. resident ended in the arrest of a man at the corner of Bissonnet and Academy around 6:15 p.m. Sept. 30 after police had to break a window in the man’s vehicle to unlock the door and pull him out. The driver, David Monroe, 50, was arrested for evading arrest. Monroe, a Houston resident, was recently arrested in West U. for public intoxication.

Police received a call around 5:32 p.m. Sept. 30, regarding a car in the 400 block of Tennyson. The caller told police the car was stopped at the stop sign at the intersection at Weslayan, and the driver would pull into the intersection, then reverse and go back to the stop sign. The driver also reportedly got out of his car several time, then got back in.

According to reports, when police arrived, they saw Monroe get out of his car, lose his balance, then get back in his car. He then left the intersection, and police attempted to pull him over. Police say he refused to stop, and kept driving at a slow pace. Twice, Monroe stopped his vehicle long enough for officers to approach, but then drove off again.

Monroe stopped his car again at the intersection of Bissonnet and Academy, but refused to unlock his door or get out of his car. Police broke the window of his vehicle, pulled him out, and placed him in custody for evading arrest, a fourth degree state felony punishable by up to two years in state jail. Monroe could also be charged with driving while intoxicated.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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