A man who troopers say was combative with law enforcement after being intoxicated and getting into a wreck Thursday has a history of impaired driving.
Stacy Monroe Locklear refused a blood test after being picked up following a collision on Old Beatty Road near Mount Holly before 8 a.m. Thursday morning. He slurred his speech, was unsteady on his feet, struck a trooper in the hand and resisted his orders, according to his arrest citation.
He was wheeled into a hospital on a gurney and apparently combative with officers, troopers say.
The 25 year old, of 2479 Carl Drive in Stanley, was finally booked into Gaston County Jail just after 2 a.m. Friday. His charges include driving while impaired, driving with a license revoked from a previous impaired driving offense, assaulting a government official and resisting an officer.
Locklear was convicted in January of driving while impaired, stemming from an incident in May 2015 in Mecklenburg County. He was given probation for that offense, just as he was for an assault against a government official conviction in October 2015.
Locklear is being held on a $10,000 bond.