Florida Man Calls 911 During Traffic Stop

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Florida man called 911 instead of showing his license during a traffic stop. A Florida Highway Patrol trooper stopped the 36-year-old man for speeding early Saturday on Interstate 4 in central Florida. According to FHP, Kevin Allen refused to show his drivers license, which is grounds for arrest. Allen and the trooper allegedly grappled briefly before the trooper grabbed his pepper
spray and Allen grabbed his cell phone. In a recording of his 911 call, Allen tells dispatchers that he's being assualted by an officer. He asks them to call his wife and the news media. The dispatchers tell him to comply with the trooper. FHP spokeswoman Kim Miller says the trooper followed department procedures. Allen was charged with resisting arrest with violence and battery on a law-enforcement officer. He was released on $2,700 bail.
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Information from: Orlando Sentinel, http://www.orlandosentinel.com

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