HESPERIA, Calif. – A Hesperia man was arrested after his family attempted to stop him from driving drunk on Saturday night.
Deputies responded to the report of a domestic disturbance in the 17800 block of Linden Street in the City of Hesperia. Family members explained to the deputies that 25-year-old Carlos Arias was intoxicated and attempting to leave the home in a vehicle. His family members struggled to take the keys from him and stop him from leaving. Arias became upset by them trying to stop him from leaving.
The deputy went to the backyard of the home and found Arias standing behind some fencing. He told the deputy that he was on his property and grabbed an approximately 4’ piece of the rusted metal fencing. He lifted the fencing over his head using both hands and walked in the direction of the deputy, officials said. Arias got closer, lowering the rear of the fencing. He twisted his torso looking as if he was going to throw the fencing at the deputy.
“ In fear Arias would throw the fencing at him and cause serious injury, Deputy Smith drew his firearm and gave Arias multiple commands to stop,” said Hesperia Sheriff’s Station Spokesman Edgar Moran. “After multiple verbal commands to stop, a family member grabbed the fencing from Arias and was able to disarm him. Deputy Smith then holstered his firearm and threw his taser and gave Arias more commands to lie on the ground.”
Still, Arias did not comply and the taser was deployed making contact with Arias, which was ineffective. A second deputy arrived to assist, and both deputies approached Arias, who was lying on the ground with his hands on his back. They attempted to place handcuffs on Arias but he rolled onto his stomach and balled his fist. A short scuffle occurred until the deputies were able to get Arias into handcuffs.
Arias was booked at the High Desert Detention Center for Assault with a Deadly Weapon.
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