Man arrested for trying to run over police officer

Trey Roberts EBRSO
Trey Roberts EBRSO

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A Baton Rouge man was arrested early Thursday morning after being accused of trying to run over a police officer with his motorcycle.

It started around 2 a.m. when 25-year-old Trey Andrew Roberts interrupted EMS working on an unrelated incident inside French Quarter Daiquiris on Essen Lane, saying he was a combat medic. According to the Probable Cause report, EMS told Roberts multiple times to step back and leave.

When the Baton Rouge Police officer arrived, he warned Roberts that he needed to step back and leave or he would be charged. The officer notes in the report that Roberts had slurred speech and smelled of alcohol.

The report says Roberts once again tried to interrupt EMS and the officer told him to leave. When Roberts walked out of the bar, he told the officer "I will kick your [expletive]." The officer then walked toward Roberts outside of the bar and told him he was under arrest.

The officer says Roberts pulled away from him, ran off and wouldn't stop. The officer followed Roberts to the back of the building near a wooden fence and as the officer came around the fence, he heard a motorcycle start up and head straight for the officer.

The officer pulled out his Taser and was barely able to move out of the way of the motorcycle. The officer used his Taser on Roberts causing him to lay the motorcycle down. He was then handcuffed.

Roberts was taken to the hospital for injuries he received during his fall.

In the emergency room, while both hands were cuffed to the bed, Roberts is accused of kicking at an ER nurse, nearly kicking her in the face while telling the ER staff to leave him alone.

Because the officer believed Roberts was intoxicated before he got on his motorcycle, the DWI taskforce was called to help at the hospital.

Baton Rouge Police Department's Don Coppola said it is never a good idea to intervene in emergency situations.

"No matter what this guy's training was, what his past training was, EMS is there. Let the professionals do their job and just stand back," said Coppola

Roberts was arrested and booked in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. He's now out on bond.

During the investigation, officials learned Roberts' driver's license was suspended. Aggravated assault of an officer is among the six charges Roberts is now facing.

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