Bad temper lands Hammond man behind bars after routine traffic stop

Photo provided by the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 11:00pm

A Hammond man racked up some additional charges during a routine traffic stop after he yelled and cursed at deputies.

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that the incident occurred on Monday, May 13. It all started when a deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle that was going 20 miles over the speed limit.

Officials say the driver of the vehicle, Michael T. Jones, 52, became very aggressive when speaking with the deputy. He allegedly yelled, cursed, and refused to cooperate.

Jones was eventually arrested and charged with two counts of Public Intimidation, Battery on a Police Officer, Running a Stop Sign and Speeding in Excess of 20 mph.


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