Felony arrest follows fight with police
Suspect accuses officers of being racists
Christian Giovanni Gonzalez, 21, Weyauwega, is charged with battery to an officer, threatening an officer, spitting at a public safety worker and resisting an officer.
On Thursday, Aug. 4, Waupaca County Deputy Jason Claussen pulled over a vehicle for travelling 85 mph in a 45 mph speed zone on Harrington Road in Waupaca.
The driver was identified as Gonzalez by his state of Texas ID.
Claussen noted that Gonzalez smelled of intoxicants, had bloodshot eyes, difficulty maintaining balance and admitted to drinking.
According to the criminal complaint, a preliminary breath test indicated a 0.2 blood-alcohol level.
The deputy transported Gonzalez to ThedaCare in Waupaca.
“When I arrived at the hospital with Gonzalez, he yelled that I was a racist,” Claussen reported. “He unbuckled the seatbelt from the front latch and pushed against me trying to push his way out of the squad.”
Waupaca police assist
Waupaca police officers Randy Busch and Thomas Grant responded to the hospital parking lot to assist Claussen.
“I spoke to Christian through the bars of the squad window,” Busch reported. “He immediately asked me if I was Mexican and I told him I was Filipino. That was not an acceptable answer and he started swearing and accusing me of being racist also. He then laid down and started kicking the bars hard enough to shake the doors of the squad car.”
The officers struggled to remove Gonzalez from the squad car. He reportedly attempted to bite Grant, then spit on Grant’s face.
“He said he was going to kick our ass, kill us, come back from the dead to kill us, calling us white supremacists, Nazis and stating that we hated and wanted to kill Mexicans,” Grant reported.
While being held against the squad car, Gonzales reportedly donkey-kicked backwards, striking Busch’s left shin.
The officers secured Gonzalez into a wheelchair and escorted him into the hospital.
Hospital staff injected Gonzalez with ketamine to calm him down. He passed out. When he woke up, Gonzalez began struggling and spitting at the officers again, the complaint says.
In addition to his criminal charges, Gonzalez was cited for operating while intoxicated, operating without a valid license, refusing to take intoxication test after arrest and speeding.
Gonzalez pleaded not guilty and was released from custody after posting a $5,000 cash bond.
He is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 13.