IC man faces multiple charges

BY DI STAFF | DECEMBER 14, 2011 7:20 AM

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An Iowa City man faces numerous charges after he allegedly fled on foot during a traffic stop, before punching a police officer.

The complaint said officers attempted to stop Patrick Horras, 22, for erratic driving, citing weaving and speeding. Horras allegedly crashed his vehicle, then fled on foot from police.

According to the complaint, Horras allegedly fled through backyards in an attempt to evade officers. Upon contact with Horras, the complaint said, officers said he exhibited red, bloodshot, watery eyes and poor balance, as well as a strong odor of alcoholic beverage.

Horras allegedly was "verbally and physically combative" according to the complaint, which also said he punched the officer who made initial contact with him in the face.

The complaint said during a search of Horras' vehicle, officers located one empty can of beer and two full cans in a box in the back seat of the car, as well as a pill bottle in the center console that contained marijuana.

Horras was charged with OWI, public intoxication, assault on a police officer causing injury, and possession of a controlled substance.

— by Matt Starns

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