Man arrested after refusing ride home from cops

Peterborough, ON, Canada / (CHEXTV)

A Lindsay man found himself in police custody after it was reported he was singing and dancing in the middle of Lindsay Street last night.

Kawartha Lakes police say around 1 a.m., officers responded to a call about a man singing and dancing in the middle of Lindsay Street South. Callers to police expressed their concerns for the man’s safety.

Officers offered to drive the man home, but he refused. Officers say they feared the man would walk into traffice, so they attempted to stop him by arresting him for intoxication in a public place.  The man reportedly engaged officers in a physical altercation. He was eventually arrested and kept in custody until he was sober.

Charged with Assault with Intent to Resist Arrest and Being Intoxicated in a Public Place is Jason Richards, 20, of Lindsay. He will appear in court February 9.

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