Altercation Between Drivers Results in Bloody Mouth, One Arrest

The reported incident took place at the intersection of May and Broad streets before one of the drivers pulled through the Burger King drive-through.

A physical altercation between drivers at the intersection of May and Broad streets resulted in a bloody mouth for one driver and the arrest of the second. 

The incident occurred about 7 p.m. June 7. An officer with the responded to the parking lot, where one of the driver's vehicles was in the drive-through. Upon speaking with that driver, the officer smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from inside the vehicle and asked the driver to pull into a parking space.  

Once the driver parked, the officer asked for his driver's license and proof of insurance. After being handed a license, the officer again asked for proof of insurance, and the man took three insurance cards from his wallet and began shuffling through them. The driver handed one to the officer before saying, "No, that ain't it," and handing the officer a second card. When the officer took both the first and second cards, the driver again said, "No, that ain't it," and handed over the third insurance card.

According to an incident report, the third card was the same as the other two cards and the officer asked the man if he had been drinking, to which the driver responded he had not consumed any alcoholic beverages at all. The officer asked the driver to step out of the vehicle at which time the officer smelled a strong odor of alcohol on the driver. A second officer conducted field sobriety evaluations and determined the man to be under the influence of alcohol. 

A third officer advised he had met with the other driver at a different location and the man had a bloody mouth from being struck by the other man.

When the officer asked the second driver if he was involved in a physical altercation in the intersection of May and Broad streets, the man admitted he had been involved in a verbal dispute and the two men had both gotten out of their vehicles. When the officer asked if he had punched the other driver, the man responded, "I can't speak to that."

Mark Raymond Zettek, 52, of 125 Bear Cub Way in Bogart, then was arrested and charged with DUI and battery and was transported to the . 

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Wayne Hanson June 13, 2012 at 12:06 PM
This is exactly why I carry a handgun every where I go.
Private Citizen June 13, 2012 at 04:55 PM
it took THREE officers to handle this situation? Seriously?
Wayne Hanson June 15, 2012 at 11:59 AM
I hope the guy with the bloody mouth finds this guy and beats the crap out of him.
Tammy Osier June 15, 2012 at 02:32 PM
Private citizen, there are always multiple vehicles at any scene. As an officer, you have no idea what you're walking into. An Officer can go to a house to serve a minor warrant, and find him/herself at the end of a gun barrel. It's the nature of law enforcement. Always be prepared for the worst.


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