TYRONE, Pa. (AP) - Police say a central Pennsylvania man thanked
and tried to high-five the officer who flagged him down for driving without his lights - only to then be arrested on a drunken driving charge.
The Altoona Mirror reports that Gerald Decker was driving early Feb. 19 when a Tyrone officer noticed that Decker's car didn't have its lights on and flagged him down.
Officer Adam Bonsell says Decker told him, "Thanks, buddy," and tried to high-five him. Bonsell told him, "That's not how it works" and gave Decker field sobriety tests.
Police say Decker's blood-alcohol content was 2 1/2 times the legal limit for drivers.
The charges were recently mailed to Decker.
Online court records don't list an attorney for the 27-year-old Decker of Tyrone. His phone number isn't listed.
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