02/05/2012

Video: Mich. cops struggle to subdue driver

Dash cam was released from a Christmas Day traffic stop of a 24-year-old DUI suspect

By PoliceOne Staff

SALINE, Mich. — Authorities released dash cam that shows a 24-year-old DUI suspect struggle with police after he was pulled over.

On Christmas Day Saline Officer Ashley Kofahl stopped John Craigmile, who got out of his car and began to fight with her as backup officer Dennis Gruschow arrived on the scene, according to AnnArbor.com. The video shows Gruschow enter the fight, but together the two officers were unable to deter Craigmile, who threw punches and used Gruschow's flashlight as a weapon, the police report said.

Off-screen, the struggle continued until Craigmile's father exited the home and calmed down his son, sources said. Craigmile was arrrested shortly afterward and will appear in Washtenaw County Trial Court March 13.

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