Man charged with urinating on officer


Also charged with driving under the influence

Staff Report



Rick Bell


UNION — A Jonesville man ended up in jail Saturday morning after allegedly urinating on a City of Union Public Safety Officer.

Rick Anderson Bell, 52, 139 Whitlock Lake Road, Jonesville, is charged by the Union Public Safety Department with driving under the influence, driving under suspension, and throwing bodily fluids.

The incident report states that an officer was dispatched shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday to East Lee Street in Union in response to a motor vehicle collision. When the officer arrived on the scene he noticed a gold colored vehicle had hit another vehicle. He also noticed a black male wearing a black shirt and tan shorts standing next to the gold colored vehicle.

The officer began talking to the black male, later identified as Bell, and noticed what the report stated was a strong odor of alcoholic beverage coming from him. The officer asked Bell if he had been drinking and the report states Bell said that he had. The officer then asked Bell for his driver’s license but Bell said he did not have one. The officer then asked Bell if he had any identification.

The report states that it was at this point that Bell became belligerent with the officer and threw his wallet on the vehicle and told the officer to get it if he wanted it. It was at that point the officer found Bell’s identification and learned his identity.

The officer then read Bell his Miranda rights and told him that he was going to have him undergo some field sobriety tests. The report states that Bell told the officer that he was not doing the tests and to just take him on to jail. The officer again told Bell about the tests, but the report states Bell again became belligerent and again refused to take the tests. The officer then put Bell in his patrol car and transported him to the Union Public Safety Department headquarters for a breathalyzer test.

When they arrived, the officer walked Bell into the breathalyzer room, turned the video system on and told Bell to have a seat. The officer then printed the implied consent form and handed Bell a copy, read the form, and asked Bell to sign it. The report states that Bell refused to sign the form and the officer then started to put information into the BAC Machine.

The report states that it was at point that Bell stood up and said he needed to go to the restroom. The officer told Bell he needed to sit down. The report states that Bell then became very belligerent with the officer and said he was going to use the trash can if the officer didn’t let him go to the bathroom. The officer got up from the BAC Machine and had Bell sit back down.

The report states Bell still got up and told the officer that if he did not let him go to the restroom he was going to urinate on the floor. The officer again told Bell to sit down.

The report states that it was at this point that Bell unzipped his shorts and urinated on the officer. The officer pushed Bell back down in the seat, but the report states Bell continued to urinate on the floor.

The officer was able to get Bell to stay seated and was able to finish putting the information into the BAC Machine. The report states that Bell refused to give a breath sample and the officer then hit the refuse button on the machine.

Bell was subsequently charged with driving under the influence, driving under suspension, and throwing bodily fluids. He was then transported to the Union County Jail.

Rick Bell
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Also charged with driving under the influence

Staff Report

The information for this story was provided by the Union Public Safety Department.

The information for this story was provided by the Union Public Safety Department.

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