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CHP Arrest Motorist Who Stopped in Middle of 60 Freeway

Carlos Garcia, 43, was arrested about 12:15 a.m. on the eastbound freeway, east of Rosemead Boulevard in Industry.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

A motorist whose vehicle was stopped in the middle of a lane on the Pomona (60) Freeway early today was arrested after he allegedly fought with California Highway Patrol officers who tried to assist him.

Carlos Garcia, 43, of Azusa was arrested about 12:15 a.m. on the eastbound freeway, east of Rosemead Boulevard, and taken to the jail ward at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for booking on various offenses, including suspicion of battery on a peace officer and driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, the CHP reported.

Two CHP officers in a patrol car stopped to assist Garcia, whose vehicle was stopped in the Number 3 lane of the freeway, the CHP reported.

"One of the CHP officers approached the disabled vehicle and contacted the driver, who was described as 'sweating profusely' and intoxicated," the CHP reported.

The driver ignored the officer's instruction to remain seated, walked back toward the rear of the vehicle and "approached the officer aggressively, at which time the officer attempted to place a control hold on the driver," the CHP reported.

A physical altercation ensued, and the officer's partner came to his aid, according to the CHP. Other officers arrived on scene and helped get the driver into custody.

—City News Service

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