Man refuses to show license, calls 911 during stop

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities said a Florida man called 911 instead of showing his license during a traffic stop. A Florida Highway Patrol trooper stopped the 36-year-old man for speeding early Saturday on Interstate 4 in central Florida.

According to FHP, the man refused to show his drivers license, which is grounds for arrest. The man and the trooper allegedly grappled briefly before the trooper grabbed his pepper spray and the man grabbed his cell phone.

In a recording of his 911 call, the man told dispatchers that he was being assualted by an officer. He asked them to call his wife and the news media. The dispatchers told him to comply with the trooper.

FHP spokeswoman Kim Miller said the trooper followed department procedures.

The man was charged with resisting arrest with violence and battery on a law-enforcement officer. He was released on $2,700 bail.


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