Crime

Report: Rock Hill DUI suspect tried to ‘kiss or headbutt’ officer

Justin High
Justin High Rock Hill Police

A Rock Hill man accused of driving under the influence was also charged with assault and battery after resisting officers while being booked in at the jail, according to Rock Hill Police.

Justin High, 40, of Liverpool Road, was charged with DUI after being pulled over on Dave Lyle Boulevard about 11 p.m. Sunday, according to a police report. High refused to walk to the front of the patrol car to be placed under arrest and told officers to “grab” him.

While being assisted from the patrol car at the jail, High “attempted to either kiss or headbutt” an officer “with a forceful movement of his head,” police said. The officer avoided the unwanted contact by pushing High’s head away with his arm.

High became agitated while being booked in at the jail and started to struggle and pull away from officers, the report states. When officers tried to place him in a chair, High “threw himself into the chairs, then to the ground, feigning unconsciousness.”

High again threw himself to the ground when officers tried to place him in a chair, police said. He responded to officers’ commands after a short time and stood up.

Officers put High in a cell, where he later had to be restrained after becoming boisterous, police said.

Teddy Kulmala •  803-329-4082

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