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Sheriff: Drunk driver tried to punch deputy, take his stun gun

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Steven Everhardt (Source: EBRSO) Steven Everhardt (Source: EBRSO)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A 48-year-old man accused of drunk driving is facing additional charges after he allegedly attempted to punch a deputy and take his stun gun.

According to the probable cause report submitted by the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, deputies were called out to Pine Hill Road on Sunday, June 29 in reference to a suspected drunk driver. When the deputy arrived on scene, he saw a man who was being held down by individuals.

"The family advised that [Steven Everhardt] was operating the vehicle that had struck two parked vehicles and a mailbox," the deputy noted in the report.

The deputy noted that Everhardt's breath smelled of alcohol and he was "unable to stand on his own and required help to walk." The deputy claims Everhardt admitted he had been drinking scotch all night.

When the deputy attempted to place Everhardt under arrest, things got physical. According to the deputy, Everhardt "swung a closed fist toward him" and then "grabbed Dy Mokdaf's Taser X26 attempting to disarm him."

Everhardt was eventually cuffed and placed under arrest. The deputy claims Everhardt "vomited in the rear seat" of his patrol car. Upon arrival at BRPD 3rd District, he refused to submit to a breath test.

Everhardt was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison for DWI (misdemeanor), reckless operation (misdemeanor), resisting by force (felony), attempt to disarm of an officer (felony). He is being held in lieu of a $4,500 bond. 

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