Police Release Dashboard Recording of Arrest
WEST RICHLAND, Wash. - A man was found sleeping in his running car while it was in gear early Saturday morning. The car was in the middle of the road of a West Richland neighborhood.
"A little later and the paper boy would have been here. He could have been hurt," said one neighbor who didn't want to be identified.
On Wednesday, two cars still sat destroyed off of Meyers Road in West Richland. A small blue car is totaled, another isn't drivable and neighbors said it's a miracle just a fence and cars were slammed into by what they describe as a crazed driver early Saturday morning.
The dashboard recorder of a West Richland Police Department patrol car caught the whole ordeal on DVD. You can see the driver slam into two cars, pause, then police said 31-year-old Pete Ozuna backed into the patrol car and took off.
When the suspect finally got out of his car, officers said he did not listen to commands. Instead of getting down on the ground he started to walk off. That's when officers stepped in and tased him, forcing Ozuna to the ground.
Neighbors said they've never seen someone act so erratic and police said they're not sure whether Ozuna was drinking or using other drugs. Those results are expected to come back in a few weeks after his blood is tested at a lab.