Accused Drunk Driver Hands Officer A Beer: Cops

Accused Drunk Driver Hands Officer A Beer: Cops

If you crash into a police car and the officer asks for your driver's license, here's a tip: Don't hand him a beer instead.

Police in Dunwoody, Georgia, say that's what Damon Tobias Exum, 37, did after slamming into a patrol car shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday.

The officer was not injured in the crash and managed to chase down and stop Exum’s vehicle, WSB-TV reports.

When asked for his driver’s license, Eum allegedly handed the officer a beer.

Dunwoody Police spokesman Sgt. Fidel Espinoza said the suspectwas “totally unaware that he had collided with the officer’s patrol car,” according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Dunwoody police Officer Tim Fecht may have been understating Exum's actions when he told the New York Daily News: “The driver was intoxicated and not making the best decisions.”

Exum was arrested on eight misdemeanor charges, including DUI and reckless driving. It was Exum’s third DUI arrest. He's being held in the DeKalb County jail on $3,270 bond.

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