Brownwood police said a Santa Anna man spit on two police officers and kicked the windows of two patrol cars after officers arrested him on a reckless driving charge early Friday morning.
Phillip Hernandez, 35, ended up with several other charges after police took him into custody in the parking lot of the Hastings store.
Hernandez was booked into the Brown County Jail on charges of assault on a public servant, reckless driving, possessing a prohibited weapon and criminal mischief, jail records state.
He is free on bonds totaling $15,500.
Officer Ray Slayton was dispatched to the 1000 block of West Commerce at 12:06 a.m. and saw the suspect vehicle, a PT Cruiser, going east on Commerce at high speed, Slaytonís report states.
Slayton activated his patrol carís emergency lights and had a hard time keeping up with the Cruiser, his report states. The car turned onto Fisk, hit a curb and blew out two tires and stopped in the Hastingís parking lot.
The driver got out and told Slayton the carís accelerator was stuck and that he had to use the emergency brake to stop it, Slaytonís report states. The man smelled of alcohol, and Slayton put him in the back of his patrol car. Slayton searched the cruiser and found metallic knuckles.
A dispatcher radioed that they were taking an assault call from an incident that happened earlier at a bar involving Hernandez, Slaytonís report states.
The man kicked out a window in Slaytonís patrol car, and Cpl. Mike Sheedy opened the carís door to get the man out. The man kicked Sheedy, and Sheedy sprayed the man in the face with pepper spray, Slaytonís report states.
The man calmed down, and officers placed him against Sheedyís car. The man spit on Sheedy and officer Aaron Taylor, Slaytonís report states.
Officers put the man in Sheedyís car, and he cursed and kicked one of the windows. The glass did not break but the window was pushed out of its track and the seal was damaged.
Slayton grabbed the door handle to open the door, and the man kicked the door into Slaytonís hand. Officers took the man to jail.