IC man charged with public intox at UI Main Library

BY DI STAFF | OCTOBER 17, 2012 6:30 AM

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An Iowa City man was charged Monday after an altercation with police at the Main Library.

According to a UI police complaint, Dustin Williams, 31, 429 Southgate Ave., was charged after officers found him sleeping in front of a computer in the library. The complaint said he had headphones on with music playing so loudly that officers could hear it standing near him.

Williams allegedly had bloodshot eyes, very slurred speech, and unsteady balance. The complaint said he smelled strongly of alcohol and had an open container of alcohol sitting on the table next to him. Williams allegedly admitted to drinking.

The complaint said when officers asked Williams how much he’d had to drink, he said, “Not enough.”

When officers began to escort Williams out of the library, he allegedly began kicking and screaming, causing officers to place him on the ground, the complaint said. Officers placed cuffs on his ankles and had to carry him out of the library, according to the complaint. Williams allegedly continued to resist officers at the Johnson County Jail.

Williams has five previous convictions for public intoxication. He is charged with habitual public intoxication, an aggravated misdemeanor.

— by Matt Starns

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