April 6, 4 p.m.
Six officers were dispatched to TGI Friday’s Restaurant, Gate E-17, in reference to a male who was intoxicated. The male suspect was wearing a tan jacket and grey shorts walking to the lower gates.
While in route to Gate E17, a waiter from TGI Friday’s stopped officers and advised the male subject did not pay his tab. The waiter pointed at the male subject as he walked towards the officers. Officers saw a man meeting the description stumbling into Sunny Bryan’s Restaurant. One of the officers noticed the man had very bloodshot eyes, and his eyelids were very bright red as well.
The officer asked the male subject if he had been drinking at TGI Friday’s, and he replied “Yes.” Officer then asked for his identification and he asked why, and began to act belligerent. He then threw his passport at the officer. The male subject was slurring his words and was having difficulty describing what his plans were. He was having great difficulty keeping his balance when he was walking due to his level of intoxication.
Since the subject was intoxicated in a public place to the degree he was a danger to himself or others, he was placed under arrest for Public Intoxication.
Officers searched the male subject, and during the search, the subject became combative and attempted to kick at officers. Officers took the male subject to the ground. The subject sustained minor scratches to his right knee. Officers contacted Communications and asked to have EMS dispatched to the scene. The male subject was placed in a Patrol Unit, and while waiting for EMS, officers took his credit card to TGI Friday’s to pay his tab.
Driving While Intoxicated
April 6, 9:45 p.m.
Dispatch advised a subject was following a possible DWI into the North Control plaza heading Southbound. Prior to officer’s arrival dispatch advised it was a Hispanic female driving a silver Chevrolet Silverado with big, wide tires. Dispatch then advised per the caller the truck stopped near Terminal C, and the driver and passenger switched positions.
The officer located the vehicle at the South Control plaza and observed a Hispanic male driving. While in the control plaza, in lane 25, the officer observed the male driver attempt multiple times to pay but was unsuccessful due to the fact he was not putting the card in correctly. The officer then activated the overhead lights and exited the police vehicle.
While at the vehicle, the officer could smell a strong odor of alcohol emitting from the vehicle. The officer requested the driver’s license from the driver but the subject could not find his driver’s license or wallet but attempted to look multiple times. While the driver was looking for his wallet, the officer requested the driver’s license from the front female passenger. The male driver had thick tongued and slurred speech as he spoke to the officer about how he could not find his driver’s license, but the officer could run his name. The driver then found the driver’s license and as the officer was going to walk away to do an NCIC/TCIC check of the subject he stated, “Please, Please, I am good to drive home”.
The officer then asked the driver how much he had to drink, what he drank and where. The driver stated he drank 2 or 3 Dos Equis XX tall boys (24 oz. cans) at the Round One bar in the Grapevine Mall. The officer then asked the driver if he had threw up on himself due to the front of his shirt being wet and dirty. He stated he did not, but spilled his drink.
The officer had the driver exit the vehicle, and the driver proceeded to explain how it is Donald Trump’s fault for everything that was happening. The officer confirmed with the driver he was drinking at Round One where he had 2 or 3 tall boy Dos Equis XX, and stated he ate burgers at 2 or 3 this afternoon and he last slept at 10 o’clock the night before for 8 hours. The driver started drinking at 6 PM and stopped at 10 PM, and stated they left the bar and were heading home to Arlington. The officer asked the subject if he had any head injuries, which he stated he did not. He was also not on any medication, did not take drugs, was not epileptic and not diabetic. The driver began to get emotional and started crying.
The officer conducted a number of field sobriety tests, including a horizontal gaze nystagmus (HGN), walk and turn and one leg stand. Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN), walk and turn, and one leg stand. During the HGN test, the driver kept swaying and the officer had to instruct him multiple times to keep his head still and not move it. The driver also complained about the wind and the officer turned him so the wind would not bother him as much. The total number of clues present in the HGN test was 6.
During the walk and turn test, the driver became emotional and began crying again. He was instructed to stand in the proper position on an imaginary line and told to stay in that position until told to begin the test, which he had an issue with. The driver would not comply and began to cry again. He then sat on the bumper of his truck and the officer continued with the instructions. Then the driver went to his knees and began to pray. The officer asked multiple times if the driver would comply, but he would not answer and then began to tell the officer a story about his brother. The driver stated he would comply but would never act on complying. The officer advised the driver if he would not get into the proper position the officer would take it as a refusal to complete the test. The driver did not get into position.
During the one legged stand, the driver was instructed on how to stand for the one leg stand and was told he could use either foot for the test. When told to begin the test the driver lifted his right leg and set it down and then stated, “Man this is bulls***”. The officer advised him he could lift his foot back up and he refused. Officer also advised the subject to zip up his fly which he complied. Officer then had the driver turn to place him in handcuffs and this is when he became defensive resisting. The officer and two backup officers were able to place the driver in handcuffs. A backup officer searched the driver, while a second officer read him the statutory warning.
Based on the vehicle in motion, the officer’s personal contact and the field sobriety tests, the officer felt the driver did not have the normal use of his mental and physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol, drugs, dangerous drugs, a controlled substance or two or more of these substances into the body. The driver was operating a motor vehicle in a public place, and he could not safely operate the motor vehicle without putting himself or others in danger. The driver was placed under arrest for Driving While Intoxicated, Open Container.
The officer then went and spoke to the front female passenger. The passenger denied driving even after the officer told her there was a witness who saw her driving. As the passenger spoke, she had slurred speech, and the officer could smell a strong odor of alcohol emitting from her side of the vehicle as well. The passenger was emotional and also confirmed they were at Round One in Grapevine. The passenger stated they had a pitcher or two of Dos XX, and she had maybe one or one in a half beers from the pitcher.
She also stated she might have had shots earlier but couldn’t tell the officer how many shots. She stated she stopped drinking just prior to the officer pulling her over.
The officer then had the passenger exit the vehicle. The passenger was complaining it was cold, and the officer let her borrow a jacket. The officer had a backup officer ask a witness if the passenger was the one driving, but the witness could not confirm or deny. The officer then asked the other female passenger if the first passenger was driving tonight. The second passenger stated the first passenger was driving after they left the bar and switched seats with the driver just prior to the officer conducting her stop. Officer later confirmed the passenger was driving by the picture taken at the North Control plaza when she was getting a ticket from the machine, which puts her in the driver seat. The passenger advised she was not diabetic, did not have epilepsy, was not on medication, and did not take any drugs.
Officer subjected the passenger to the same field sobriety tests: HGN, one leg stand and walk and turn. In the HGN, the total number of clues present was 6. During the walk and turn, the passenger was instructed to stand in the proper position on an imaginary line and told to stay in that position until told to begin the test, which she had an issue with. The passenger stated she understood, but she lost balance during the instruction phase, and stated it was too windy and could not perform the tests. Officer advised the passenger the wind was blowing directly towards her and it was not blowing right to left as she felt it was. As the passenger lost balance she stated, “If your gunna take me to jail, take me to jail”. The passenger refused the test due to the wind, and also refused the one leg stand test due to the wind.
The officer then asked the passenger what her highest level of education was, and she advised she graduated high school. The officer confirmed with the passenger she knew the alphabet, and asked the passenger to start with the letter E and end on P and state the alphabet without singing. The passenger stated, “E, F, G, H, N, C, O, X, Y, X, P, A, W.” Officer placed the passenger in handcuffs and conducted a search.
Based on the fact the passenger was driving the vehicle based on a witness’ statement, and the second passenger admitting she was driving when the witness saw it, the officer’s personal contact and the field sobriety tests, the officer felt the passenger did not have the normal use of her mental and physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol, drugs, dangerous drugs, a controlled substance or two or more of these substances into the body. The passenger was operating a motor vehicle in a public place and she could not safely operate the motor vehicle without putting herself or others in danger. The passenger was placed under arrest for Driving While Intoxicated.
The officer then spoke to the second passenger, who stated she had a shot and 2 beers from 10 PM. The second passenger had slurred speech and when she exited the vehicle she needed to use the vehicle for balance. Based upon the fact the second passenger was in a public place while intoxicated to the degree she placed herself endanger by getting in a vehicle with a driver who was intoxicated, she was placed under arrest at for Public Intoxication.
April 6, 11 p.m.
Four officers were dispatched to a male passenger bothering other passengers at Terminal D, Gate D 36. DFW Communications advised he may be intoxicated.
Officers arrived at Terminal D, Gate D 36, and talked to the suspect. The officers were advised from an employee who worked for American Airlines that the suspect was bothering other passengers by attempting to give high fives and being disruptive.
One officer spoke to the suspect who said he took a 36 hours flight from Australia to Cancun, MX. His flight made one stop at DFW Airport. While officers were speaking to the suspect, they observed he had bloodshot eyes, unsteady balance, the smell of alcohol coming from his breath, and slurred speech. The officers asked him if he was traveling with another person and he replied, “No.” The officers asked him several times about how many drinks he had, and he avoided answering the question. Furthermore, he refused to answer further questions.
The officers determined the suspect could not be trusted to take care of himself in an intoxicated state, and if not arrested, he could be a danger to himself by falling on the hard tile floor, moving sidewalks, and escalators. The officers placed the suspect under arrest for Public Intoxication.
While Officers were escorting the suspect to the public side, he began to resist by trying to slow his walk, and make it more difficult for officers to escort him. Another officer arrived on scene and transported the suspect to Station One for book in procedures.
April 8, 3:30 p.m.
Two officers were dispatched to Terminal E, Gate 18, for an assault. Upon arrival, one officer made contact with the victim. The victim stated shortly before landing the suspect asked her and her friends if they were talking about her. The victim stated she told her they were not.
Upon arrival at the gate, the victim stated the suspect pushed into her with her body as they exited the aircraft. Once on the jet bridge the suspect stopped and put her finger in the victim’s face and asked what she was saying on the plane, then hit her in the forehead hard enough to dislodge her glasses, which had to be picked up off the floor. The victim stated the suspect dropped her bags like she was planning to fight, and the victim’s friend stepped up to intervene, and the suspect picked up her bags and left.
Upon exiting the jet bridge the victim told the airline personnel what had happened, and they contacted the police to report it. The victim and her friends arrived on Spirit Airlines from Los Angeles, CA. MCR attempted to find the suspect, who was reported to have gone toward the lower number gates. The victim described the suspect as a female, 25-35 years of age, heavy set, with blonde curly hair and red shirt with white writing on it. The victim was accompanied to the baggage claim to claim her luggage.
While in the area, the victim pointed out another woman she believed was traveling with the suspect but was not sitting with her. Officer made contact with this woman, and she claimed she was traveling alone. Officer began a search of the lower level curb down to gate 5. MCR sent a picture of a person matching the description given. The officers continued their search on the upper level curb and in the baggage claim areas. Once back with the victim and no sighting of the suspect, the MCR reported having seen her exit the E5 passenger exit approximately 25 minutes earlier. There were no visible injuries to the victim, but she insisted on filing a report and prosecuting the suspect. The victim stated the suspect was seated in seat 14F, and she stated the airline could confirm. The officer went back to the gate and spoke with airline personnel, and they provided the name of the person seated in 14F, but would not provide any further information.