Town police arrested a Danville man on weapons charges for allegedly swinging a knife at officers after they tried handcuff him for driving under the influence on Christmas Eve.
Richard Tucker, 55, remains in custody at the Martinez Detention Facility after being booked on counts of assault with a deadly weapon, brandishing a weapon, obstruction and DUI, according to Jimmy Lee, spokesman for the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office.
Danville police found Tucker shortly after responding to the intersection of Mission Place and Camino Ramon for a report of two drivers fighting on the side of the road just before 2 p.m. on Dec. 24, said police chief Steve Simpkins.
There were no cars at the scene when officers arrived, but while searching the neighborhood, they located one of the potential vehicles outside a home on the 500 block of Mission Place, the chief said. Police reportedly heard yelling coming from the house.
Tucker, the only person at the home, appeared to be intoxicated and had injuries consistent with a recent altercation when contacted by police, according to Simpkins.
When the officers attempted to arrest Tucker inside the residence, Tucker grabbed a kitchen knife and swung it at the officers, who subsequently subdued the suspect with a Taser, Simpkins said. No police were injured during the incident, the chief added.
Tucker is being held in jail custody in lieu of $145,000 bail.