In the early evening on April 5th, one of our officers made a traffic stop on a vehicle he observed driving recklessly on Old Milton Pkwy. During the discussion with the driver, 24-year-old Dennis Aguirre of Alpharetta, our officer suspected there were illegal drugs in the car and that the driver may be impaired.
Due to Mr. Aguirre’s responses and behavior, he was ordered to get of his car and was in the process of being detained when he struggled with our officer, got back into his car, and attempted to drive off with the officer holding onto him. The officer was dragged several feet before he was able to turn the car off. Our officer’s arm was pinned inside of the car by the suspect, which is why he wasn’t able to let go and disengage from the suspect. Once stopped, Mr. Aguirre continued to fight with and attempt to run with our officer until he was tackled to the ground and taken into custody.
Both our officer and Mr. Aguirre had minor cuts and scratches from the incident. Mr. Aguirre was taken to North Fulton Regional Hospital for medical clearance before being put in jail for several charges including, Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Trafficking Illegal Narcotics, Possession of Illegal Narcotics with Intent to Distribute, DUI, Reckless Driving, and other traffic charges.
Our officer was checked out by EMS and has returned to duty.
***This case is pending prosecution by the Fulton County District Attorney’s office; therefore, no other details can be released at this time. ***