SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) — As if getting a DUI wasn’t enough, a man arrested for driving under the influence got in a lot more trouble at the police station.

Police stopped Jose Cruz on Route 60 in South Charleston Monday night for driving with his headlights off.

Then, he failed sobriety tests and was arrested.

When police were trying to get fingerprints, police say Cruz moved closer to the officer and passed gas on him. The investigating officer remarked in the criminal complaint that the odor was very strong.

Cruz is now charged with battery on a police officer, as well as DUI and obstruction.

I couldn’t make this stuff up even if I tried. If Jose has a good lawyer, he’ll ask the officer to provide some evidence. If the officer is crooked, he’ll ask for a five minute recess, find a mason jar, fart in it, then return to the court room with 5-10 years in the county jail sealed in the jar.

This would make a great episode of Perry Mason. Scratch that. Married With Children.

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