Woman throws urine-soaked underwear at officers after husband is pulled over for suspected DUI
38-year-old Michael Nelson and 29-year-old Alexandra Nelson have been slapped with multiple charges in connection with the December 23 incident
Authorities in New York who pulled over a suspected drunk driver for a traffic stop in the early hours of the morning on Sunday, December 23, didn't quite expect the resistance they would soon come across. When New York State Police stopped a car being driven by 38-year-old Michael Nelson in Long Island because he was "visibly intoxicated," they say he and his wife, 29-year-old Alexandra Nelson, put up quite the fight.
According to the Daily Mail, Michael headbutted his arresting officer several times while being apprehended on the Southern State Parkway in Hempstead, with his wife getting out of their Mercedes Benz to then try to further obstruct his arrest.
She was subsequently arrested as well, and both reportedly continued to be unruly and combative at the East Meadow Barracks where they were detained. Troopers said Michael refused to take chemical tests and that Alexandra threw objects at them and spat at them.
The 29-year-old then escalated further by hurling her urine-stained underwear at officers at the station. New York State Police's Lt. Victor Gesule confirmed the incident to News12, saying, "The second incident was later at the station, she threw urine-filled underwear at troopers."
News12 reported that Michael, who works for a company that provides litigation support for attorneys, was charged with driving while intoxicated, second-degree assault, criminal possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest, and harassment.
His wife, a pre-kindergarten teacher at the local Lido Elementary School, was similarly was charged with second-degree attempted assault, criminal possession of a controlled substance, obstructing governmental administration, and disorderly conduct.
The couple's lawyer, Marc Gann, said the couple's charges were "quite overblown," arguing that the troopers had escalated the situation and that there was "much more to the story." He also defended Michael's refusal to perform a field sobriety test by suggesting the 38-year-old was unable to do so because of recent surgery to his left leg.
"I think the troopers instigated her conduct," Gann told the New York Post. "She was begging to go to the bathroom and they wouldn’t let her go to the bathroom. Unfortunately, they put her in a very embarrassing situation."
Both Michael and Alexandra were released from the Nassau County Detention Center after posting bail. They were arraigned at the First District Court on Christmas Eve and are scheduled to be back in court on January 16.