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March 05, 2012
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Pa. cop says no to high-five from DUI suspect

Officer told him 'that's not how it works'

Associated Press

TYRONE, Pa. — Police say a central Pennsylvania man thanked and tried to high-five the officer who flagged him down for driving without his lights — only to then be arrested on a drunken driving charge.

The Altoona Mirror reports that Gerald Decker was driving early Feb. 19 when a Tyrone officer noticed that Decker's car didn't have its lights on and flagged him down.

Officer Adam Bonsell says Decker told him, "Thanks, buddy," and tried to high-five him. Bonsell told him, "That's not how it works" and gave Decker field sobriety tests.

Police say Decker's blood-alcohol content was 2 1/2 times the legal limit for drivers.

The charges were recently mailed to Decker.

Online court records don't list an attorney for the 27-year-old Decker of Tyrone. His phone number isn't listed.

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Copyright 2012 Associated Press






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