Florida doctor demonstrates the worst way to handle DUI arrest
A Florida doctor is facing DUI and battery on law enforcement officer charges after being arrested in Orlando.
Dr. Zachary Bird, 41, was caught on camera repeatedly and intentionally bashing his head inside the patrol car.
Bird was initially arrested on DUI charges after a trooper said Bird nearly slammed into a patrol car around 2 a.m. However, Bird is now facing battery on a law enforcement officer charges for spitting blood in a trooper’s face.
The Florida Highway Patrol in-car video begins rolling at 2:08 a.m. Once Bird is situated inside the back of the patrol car, he begins yelling at troopers.
“Officer, you got my money. You got money! You got money of mine. Hey, document that money, [expletive],” he screamed.
In their report, Florida troopers noted that Bird was driving around with $54,092 cash on him. Troopers said they also found two prescription pill bottles; one with several different types of pills and one with an unidentified liquid.
In the video, Bird continued berating troopers about his money.
“Stealing my money. You officers are stealing my money out of my car as we speak. All the officers are stealing my money,” Bird yelled.
Moments later, Bird began intentionally slamming his own head into a dividing window between the back and front seats of the patrol car.
The video also shows Bird banging his head and then a trooper tells Bird, “stop banging your head.” But Bird responds, “Hey blood, blood, blood, blood, blood all over. Take me to the hospital. Take me to the hospital.”
Bird continued yelling, “Take me to the hospital. I want a hospital. Take me to the hospital right now. Take me to hospital. Stop.”
Drunk doctors do the darndest things.