It’s Taser time d ** khead: Shocking moment when police use stun guns on a motorist they claim refused a breath test after speeding
- Police allege that Matthew Gale was drunk and speeded on the Gold Coast in May
- The 38-year-old pulled over his car and asked the police to ‘never’ leave him
- A fight broke out that ended with Mr. Gale being pushed to the ground
Police told a motorist ‘it’s time for Taser, d ** khead’ before they zapped him during a struggle at a traffic stop.
Agents were traveling in Broadbeach Waters on the Gold Coast in an unmarked car on May 21 at 8:30 pm when they began to track a car driven by Matthew Gale.
Bodycam footage showed Gale, 38, who reportedly was driving 40 mph over the limit, stopped the car and got out.
“Please don’t ever do me a tailgate like that,” he told police in the video.
Matthew Gale stopped the vehicle and got out of the car, telling the police, “Please don’t ever make me such a tailgate.”
Police asked for Mr. Gale’s driver’s license and took it from his wallet, with the driver saying, ‘don’t yank, never,’ according to footage released by 9 News on Wednesday.
A scuffle broke out between the trio that ended with Mr. Gale being forced to the floor.
“Right, it’s time for Taser,” said an officer.
Roll on your stomach *****. Roll on your stomach! he shouted over the motorist’s screams.
Gale is facing five charges, including obstructing the police and speeding, with police also claiming he was driving under the influence.
A battle broke out between the trio that ended with Mr. Gale being forced to the ground (photo)
Defense attorney Troy Smith believes the images (in the photo) show police behavior was unfounded
But attorney Troy Smith believes the footage shows the police officers’ behavior was baseless.
“The taser’s improper deployment, whether the arrest was illegal and certainly the potential for an attack on our client,” he said.
“We have filed a complaint according to police ethics standards and are now awaiting a response.”
Gale will appear in Southport court on Monday.