Drunken man adds insult to injury in Orem police car

Drunken man adds insult to injury in Orem police car

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Sam Penrod reporting A drunken man who tried to crash a holiday party in Utah County over the weekend is in jail, but the worst part for him is what happened to him in the police car--not once but twice.

The man has only himself to blame because he was very combative with police, so much so that he split his head open from banging his head around in the patrol car. He was taken to the hospital to get it stitched but reopened the wound on his way to jail.

The suspect is 27-year-old Jonathan Kling. When he finally calmed down at the jail, officials were able to take his mug shot. The wound was still visible on his forehead.

Orem police say the trouble started Friday night when Kling showed up intoxicated to an employee party at a local gym. Kling was a former employee and was not invited to the party but still came and made romantic advances toward a woman.

Kling drove away but was quickly arrested by police for DUI. His night got even worse when he split his head open in the back of the patrol car.

Drunken man adds insult to injury in Orem police car

"He was very uncooperative at the hospital. Officers and security personnel had to actually hold him down on the gurney while they tried to stitch him up, while he was spitting at them and trying to kick and hit. Once they got him stitched up and back into the police car, he started to smash his head on the window and cage again," Orem Police Lt. Doug Edwards explained.

It wasn't long before the stitches were gone. However, after the ordeal the first time, the hospital refused to try to fix Kling's forehead again.

Kling was booked into jail on charges of resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, assault and DUI.

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