DUI suspect assaults, threatens Scottsdale police officers

Tristan Anagal (special to the Independent/Scottsdale Police Department)

Tristan Anagal (special to the Independent/Scottsdale Police Department)

After driving under the influence on four flat tires, and attempting to fight Scottsdale police officers, one suspect has been arrested and booked into a local jail.

At approximately 2 a.m. on Thursday, April 28, a white Dodge Challenger sedan was seen driving westbound on Via Linda at 104th Street by Scottsdale patrol officers, according to officials. There was extensive damage to the front of the Dodge Challenger, and it was driving on four flat tires.

The vehicle stopped on the side of the road at 100th Street and Via Linda, where several officers initially contacted the driver, Tristan Roderick Anagal, 24.

Anagal disobeyed officers’ commands and immediately exited the vehicle, according to officials. Officers attempted to gain control of Anagal. He continued to not comply and actively fought with the officers, reports state.

A Taser and a baton were used in an effort to gain compliance but both were unsuccessful. Anagal then ran away from the officers but was tackled a short distance away. The struggle continued and Anagal was taken to the ground, reports state. While on the ground, Anagal punched one officer in the face and continued to try to kick and hit three others.

The officers ultimately gained control and placed Anagal in handcuffs, when he then began to spit on officers and verbally threatened to kill them, police reports state.

Anagal was taken to jail where he was charged with several counts including Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer, Threats, DUI, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Resisting Arrest, Driving on a Suspended License, among others. Anagal also had an outstanding Mesa warrant for a DUI.

The officers sustained minor injuries but returned to work, the report stated.

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