By Garth O'Brien | April 6, 2008
Filed Under DUI News
Loveland, Colorado – April 4, 2008. The Harlem Globetrotters were entertaining at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland, Colorado this past Friday. It is not uncommon to find local police authorities conducting traffic control for these events as spectators arrive and depart. The police may use traffic cones or barriers forcing vehicles to proceed in a particular route to increase traffic flow.
Richard Schwartzenberger was not going to let the Loveland Police tell him where to exit the Budweiser Events Center after the Globetrotter show. One officer directed Schwartzenberger to turn right, but he refused and made a left turn into one way traffic. The officer tried to stop the driver reaching in through the window and grabbed for the keys. Schwartzenberger drove on for 70 feet before being stopped by another Loveland officer in a patrol car. The dragged officer is in serious condition, and survived the ordeal without incurring life threatening injuries.
Schwartzenberger faces criminal charges of vehicular assault, reckless driving, resisting arrest, and driving under the influence.