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A Johnson County man was arrested early Sunday morning after allegedly threatening a police officer.
Johnson County Sheriff Doug Cox says that, at approximately 12:30 a.m., a truck was speeding north on U.S. Highway 31 just south of County Road 400 South. The deputy caught up to the vehicle and activated his cruiser's emergency lights as the truck entered a private driveway.
Before the deputy could exit his vehicle, the driver of the truck, 21-year-old Travis Denton, of Franklin, allegedly exited his vehicle and approached the deputy's car while yelling and screaming obscenities. Once the deputy got out of his vehicle, Denton allegedly pushed against him, bending the officer's name plate. Denton was allegedly refusing the deputy's commands, at one point yelling "You can't do nothing to me." He complied with commands to get on the ground after the deputy pointed his taser at him.
Denton calmed down after additional officers arrived. Police say they could smell alcohol on his breath. Denton submitted to a certified breath test and blew a .11. He also told officers that he had gotten off work at 9 p.m. and then went to a bar. He allegedly admitted to police that he had consumed whiskey and a number of beers.
Denton was booked in to the Johnson County Jail on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, resisting law enforcement, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.
Last Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014 8:57:36 AM
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