Man attempts to pass drink drive sobriety test by performing backflip in front of stunned cops
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Cops were stunned by a man who attempted to pass a drink drive sobriety test by performing a backflip.
Tanner Watson was desperate to prove his sobriety when the Broadview Heights Police Department told him to walk in a straight line.
On November 23, Watson was reportedly caught speeding on Broadview Road when police stopped him.
As they approached the window, cops claimed they smelt a strong scent of alcohol coming from the vehicle and described Watson as having 'extremely glossy eyes'.
Police then instructed the 27-year-old to get out of the vehicle and walk in a straight line as part of a field sobriety test.
However, Watson went one step further and showed off his athleticism by performing a 7/10 backflip, almost landing clean on his feet.
“That’s good, man,” the officer says in the video. “I can’t do that, I’ll tell you that.”
However - the cops who filmed his acrobatic stunt on body cam footage - were not impressed enough by the stunt to let Watson drive home.
After arguing back and forth with officials about what constitutes a straight line, Watson was seemingly put in handcuffs and placed in the back of a patrol car.
“You can’t tell me what a straight line is,” the cop replied. “I think that’s pretty solid proof.”
Tanner had initially told cops he'd drank two to three beers and later admitted to having three to four.
And a report also stated that police had identified six clues of impairment during Watson's horizontal gaze test.
Watson was later jailed on a charge of operating a vehicle impaired and cited for speeding, and last month, he was released on bond.
UNILAD have also contacted the Broadview Heights Police Department for comment.
Earlier last year, a Florida woman had attempted to beat a sobriety test with Irish folk dancing.
On 27 April 2022, Amy Harrington of Madeira Beach crashed into another vehicle with the rear of her car, Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said.
When cops arrived at the scene, the 38-year-old was dancing away, trying to get herself out of doing a sobriety test.
Officers claimed that her eyes were bloodshot and watery as she attempted to walk a straight line along a parking space marker.
Arrest documents claimed that Harrington 'struggled to follow instructions, and was unsteady on her feet almost falling'.
“Do you want to pay attention so I can give you the instructions?” a deputy, administering the test, asked.
“Yeah, well, you sound like my ballet coach, so, sounds about right,” Harrington answered.
After performing 'multiple ballet and Irish folk dance moves', the officer replies: “That wasn’t good.”
As Harrington seemingly got to the end of her performance, she refused to take a test and was later hit with a driving under the influence charge.
It happens to be the second time since 2019 that she had refused to take a sobriety test, police said.