A Florida man who shares the name of the iconic Samuel L. Jackson allegedly threatened to shoot an officer involved in his arrest after he was in a car wreck, presumably caused by his driving under the influence.
In the evening on October 11, the Palm Bay police were alerted about an accident involving more than one vehicle and resulting in injuries.
When they dispatched to the scene one of the drivers, identified as 43-year-old Samuel L. Jackson, allegedly appeared as if he had been drinking when the police spoke with him. They reported that the man, who is not related to the actor, had an alcohol odor emanating off of his person, and his eyes were rather reddened.
The suspect was asked if he had been drinking alcohol, but he reportedly said that he had not. He allegedly began screaming vulgar insults at the officers and reportedly became so uncooperative that they were unable to successfully test his blood-alcohol content.
Before he was taken to jail, Jackson was taken to the local hospital for treatment.
While they were on the way to the facility the man allegedly began to badger one of the officers, in addition to reportedly telling him that he was going to shoot him.
Upon his arrival at the hospital, the medical staff tried to administer ketamine to the man to try to sedate him, but it was reported that they also had to give him other medications as the ketamine was not effective.
Just after 1:00 am on October 12, Jackson was jailed and charged with a misdemeanor DUI, and a felony for corruption by threat against a public servant. He was released on bond just before midnight.
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