Police Dispatch

You Go, Girl!

Unincorporated Pima County, Jan. 12, 8:26 p.m.

A woman reportedly used a nelson hold to constrain her drunken husband after he got pushy with her, a Pima County Sheriff's Department report said.

One of the woman's two sons said his stepfather was drunk when he arrived at home. He said his stepfather staggered dangerously as he went back to his bedroom.

According to the report, the lady of the house arrived home about 15 minutes before hearing a loud thud coming from the bedroom.

The woman said her husband, a construction worker, had been drinking to the point of passing out a lot lately, and she had wanted to leave him alone in the bedroom so they wouldn't argue. She also said there were times he had gotten so drunk, he would either urinate in bed or get out of bed to relieve himself on the floor.

But after hearing the thud, she went back to the bedroom to see what happened, she said. An argument reportedly ensued, and the woman accused her husband of pushing her numerous times.

One of the sons eventually intervened, and his stepfather allegedly pushed him. The son said that was when his mother grabbed his stepfather's hand and used a "full nelson" to pin him to the ground. She was assisted by one of her sons, the report said, while the other called authorities.

Deputies arrested the stepfather, charging him with assault and two counts of disorderly conduct.

After he was released from his wife's grasp, the stepfather told a deputy it was either "his wife's way or the highway." He denied laying a hand on anyone.

What A Drag

Unincoprated Pima County, Jan. 11, 3:14 a.m.

A man said his wife started driving while he was getting into their car, dragging him 20 feet, a PCSD report stated.

The man said he had been drinking at the bar where his wife works. He eventually went outside to their motor home to get some sleep until her shift was over.

At about 3 a.m., his wife reportedly woke him up and said it was time to go.

As the man grabbed the handle to get into their car, she allegedly started driving off. He said his hand was caught in the handle, and he suffered small abrasions to the back of his head.

The man was unwilling to say whether the couple had been arguing, the report said. He did tell a deputy his wife had driven off laughing when he threatened to call the police.

No charges were filed.

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