Rochester Man Rear-Ends Squad Car; Admits Smoking Pot
Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - A Rochester man who said he was on his way to court Monday afternoon ended up in jail after getting into a scuffle with officers.
Olmsted County Sheriff’s Capt. Jim Schueller says a deputy was stopped for a red light at the 3rd Ave/12th St SE intersection when his squad car was rear-ended by another vehicle.
Schueller says it was a slow-speed collision and the deputy was not injured.
Schueller says when the deputy went to talk to the driver, he noticed a strong smell of marijuana coming from the car. The driver - identified as 20-year-old Christopher Sullivan of Rochester - said he had smoked marijuana earlier and permitted the deputy to search his car.
After other officers arrived, Sullivan started walking away. When the officers stopped him, he began resisting. Schueller says Sullivan was eventually handcuffed and taken to jail on an obstruction charge.
No marijuana was found in his car.
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