(The AEGIS Alliance) – JOHNSON CITY, TENNESSEE – On Sunday night, a man in Tennessee who was drunk tried to steal a taxi cab that police officers had ordered for him to give him a ride home, police said. The cabbie was crabby.
37-year-old Travis Wayne Dulaney was walking down the street while he pushed a 3-month-old baby that was in a stroller when police arrived when responding to a call about a domestic disturbance, according to a press release by Johnson City police. Officers noticed Dulaney was drunk so they called a taxi cab for him.
After Dulaney put the child inside the taxi cab, he refused to get inside the vehicle with the baby and started to fight with officers, the Johnson City Press wrote. Dulaney used a different strategy at one point and was able to get in the taxi cab’s driver’s seat and tried to commandeer the vehicle before he was detained by authorities.
There is poor history that Dulaney has with children, alcohol, and vehicles. Dulaney was arrested near Greenville, Tennessee in August 2019 when police found the man sleeping behind the wheel of a car that had a 1-year-old child inside.
This time Dulaney was taken to a hospital first before being booked into the county jail. Travis Wayne Dulaney is being charged with public intoxication, felony attempted motor vehicle theft, felony child endangerment, and resisting arrest.
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