High on the Holy Spirit? Man Charged With DUI
Updated: Tuesday, June 10 2014, 04:57 PM CDT
TACOMA, Wash. -- A man arrested for allegedly hitting another car and attempting to steal cash and donuts from a gas station reportedly claimed the only thing he was high on at the time was the Holy Spirit. Officers disagreed, and the man now faces a litany of charges.
According to those charges filed last week, 28-year-old Anthoney Stanley was driving in Tacoma on Thursday when he rear-ended a car stopped in a turn lane. The other driver would later tell police Stanley was yelling and appeared upset at the time of the collision.
Stanley backed up and drove to a nearby gas station, where he entered the store, put two packages of donuts on the counter, and yelled that he needed gas, according to the charges.
The clerk asked Stanley if he had money and locked the cash register when Stanley said no.
According to the charges, Stanley immediately hopped the counter and tried to open the register while cursing and throwing things at the clerk and a witness.
Stanley eventually ran off and was tracked down by a police dog. Officers noted he appeared to be under the influence of stimulants at the time.
Stanley reportedly told officers he hit the other car because the driver waved a gun at him and jumped the counter at the gas station because he needed money to put gas in his car.
According to the charges, Stanley denied being on any drugs at the time of his arrest.
"He said he is filled with the Holy Spirit and said the officer could draw his blood, but all he would find would be God," the charging documents state.
Officers went ahead and got a search warrant for a blood draw anyway.
Stanley has been charged with attempted robbery, DUI, hit and run, driving with a suspended license and failing to use the required ignition interlock device.