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Stuck driver tussles with Kingman police


ERIN TAYLOR/Miner

Officials process an accident scene at Hualapai Mountain Road and Jackson Street near Mission Bank early Wednesday morning. The driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

KINGMAN - The driver of a sedan that ended up stuck on a large rock on the side of Hualapai Mountain Road early Wednesday morning was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Kingman Police Sgt. David Reif identified the driver as 25-year-old Alejandro Orozco Luna of Golden Valley.

A second person ran from the car before police arrived at the scene at 7:40 a.m. That person was unidentified on Wednesday.

Reif said Luna was eastbound on Hualapai Mountain Road when he attempted to make a left-hand turn onto Jackson Street - but instead ended up driving onto a large landscaping rock.

Luna tried repeatedly to free the car from the rock, but failed, Reif said. Witnesses said they could see dirt flying as the tires on the 1995 Pontiac were spinning.

Reif said that when officers arrived, Luna refused to allow them to open the door by holding it shut.

When officers finally forced the door open and began taking Luna into custody, he reportedly tried to grab one of the officers' Tasers, but was again unsuccessful.

Luna was subsequently booked in the Mohave County Jail for Extreme DUI.  His blood alcohol content was not immediately available.




 

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