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Marc Giauque, KSL Newsradio Getting a traffic ticket is never a happy thing, but grabbing a police officer through your driver's side window, probably isn't the best reaction.
Police say it started when the man was pulled over for driving with a cracked windshield. Salt Lake City Police Detective Jeff Bedard says the man took umbrage with that, then got angrier when presented with a ticket.
Police say he refused to sign but didn't stop there. "That's when the situation escalated and, uh, ultimately the driver grabbed hold of the officer." Not the best way to get out of a ticket, Bedard says.
Bedard explains, "Instead of looking at an infraction, which is what a traffic-related offense like this would have been, he's looking at criminal charges." And possible jail time.
The man was booked on charges of assault, resisting and interfering.