NAPLES, Fla. – A Naples has been arrested after punching an officer while resisting arrest, following a DUI crash.
Naples Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on Golden Gate Parkway Thursday night around 9:30 pm. When officers and EMS arrived on the scene, they found William Renaud intoxicated behind the wheel of one of the vehicles with a large dog on his lap.
As officers tried to talk with Renaud, he began pressing on the gas pedal, but since the car was crashed into the other vehicle, it did not go anywhere.
The police entered the vehicle to put it in park, they noticed an open Mike’s Hard Lemonade in the center console cup holder. They could also smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage on Renaud and noticed he had bloodshot and watery eyes.
After performing a weapons check on the vehicle, officers located a metal steak knife in Renaud’s left shoe and a paring knife under his butt cheek.
After removing the weapons from the car, Renaud’s dog exited the vehicle. As officers tried to grab its leash, it growled and attempted to bite one of the officers before returning to the car.
Without warning, Renaud would exit the vehicle and aggressively walk toward officers. Then, he began yelling “shoot me” at the police. In response, the responding officers deployed their Tasers, which had no effect.
After taking Renaud to the ground, he became combative and struck one of the officers in the face with an open palm. He would then grab the same officer and strike him three times with a closed fist to the officer’s face.
Multiple officers then gained control of Renaud, placed him in handcuffs, and arrested him.
Renaud faces multiple charges, including two counts of battery on an officer, resisting arrest, and DUI.
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