Man arrested for DUI allegedly yelled about Trump


Hugo Lara, 21, was arrested on DUI charges. (Photo: Boulder County Sheriff’s Office)

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LONGMONT, Colo. -- A man arrested Tuesday night allegedly was uncooperative during his arrest, the Longmont Police Department said.

Hugo Lara, 21, was arrested for driving under the influence, driving with a blood alcohol content above the legal limit, having an open alcoholic beverage in the vehicle and driving with an improper rear lamp.

Police were dispatched to assist an officer who had stopped a 2012 silver Subaru near the intersection of Gardner and Willodene drives for having a defective taillight.

Upon contacting the driver, the officer found numerous open containers of alcohol inside the vehicle.

An officer wrote in the arrest affidavit that Lara had been handcuffed upon his arrival and he observed Lara being uncooperative with officers.

The officer said Lara's eyes were red, bloodshot and watery, his speech slurred and his balance unsteady. The officer said he could smell the strong odor of alcohol on his breath.

Lara refused to cooperate with police and reportedly yelled at officers about Donald Trump, and repeatedly called officers "gay," according to the affidavit.

At one point, Lara's pants fell down and an officer said he helped him pull them back up. But after thanking the officer, Lara then said "he was going to 'blast me,'" according to the officer. When asked why he just threatened to kill the officer, Lara looked at him and asked "I did?"

Lara was transported to the Boulder County Jail. While en route, Lara continued to "ramble" and remained agitated, yelling about Trump again and how he wanted to be a police officer before he "saw the messed up things the police do to people and how gay the police are," according to the affidavit.

Lara reportedly remained uncooperative with jail deputies upon arrival.

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