Police Footage Shows Intoxicated Man Doing A Backflip To Prove Sobriety

On November 23rd, a white Ram 1500 was pulled over by police in Broadview Heights, Ohio. When the driver, Tanner Watson, was asked to step out of the vehicle for a field sobriety test, officers say he smelled strongly of alcohol and had extremely glossy eyes. According to Cleveland 19 News, the suspect initially told police that he had 2 or 3 drinks, but the numbers increased when asked again later.

In footage recently released by the Broadview Heights Police Department, Watson attempted to prove that he wasn’t intoxicated by performing a back flip. Though the gymnastics move entertained the officers, it did not constitute as a test used for drunk drivers.

When instructed to look at the tip of an officer’s finger, Watson grew frustrated and said, “You went back and forth too many times. I’m getting a little dizzy over here.” He then became uncooperative and belligerent when told to walk a straight line, and was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated (known as an OVI in the state of Ohio).

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