(The Weekly Vice) - Wayne Wykof, a 49 year old Ohio resident, was tasered during his 13th DUI arrest Thursday after he allegedly refused to stop biting himself.
What's more, the suspect also reportedly spit in an officer's face while he was being placed in a holding cell. Video cameras recorded the defiant man as he refused to cooperate with officers who were processing the arrest. The man also stripped and exposed himself to several officers.
Wykof may be charged with a felony count of harassment with a bodily substance.
View Myfox video of the incident HERE
The real story here is not necessarily the spitting or the non-cooperation of the arrested man. Officers encounter unruly drunks on a daily basis. What insults the imagination in this instance is how a man is free to get behind the wheel after 12 prior DUI arrests or convictions.
This man qualifies in most states as a habitual violator after the 3rd or 4th DUI conviction. This designation (if the state of Ohio wasn't asleep at the wheel) should have triggered longer jail time long before arriving at a 13th DUI arrest.
It's just another example of how habitual violators like this are walking the street while first time petty offenders are using up valuable prison real estate for minor possession charges. The war on drugs is a failed policy, and cases like this aggravate that failure further.
We'll be looking at this case further to see what kind of sentences have been imposed on the accumulative DUI count. We'd like to know how the Judge from the 11th and 12th DUI charges overlooked the obvious danger this man imposes on society with his habit. How many other times did the man drive while intoxicated and NOT get caught?