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Blotter: Driver in accident displays gun to others involved

A 33-year-old man who was involved in an accident was arrested Sunday after police said he displayed a gun to occupants of the other vehicle involved, according to a police report.

Denton police dispatch informed officers that several vehicles and people were involved in an accident at about 4 p.m. near the intersection of Teasley Lane and Interstate 35E. They told the officers that one of the drivers had a gun and displayed it to the occupants of the other vehicle.

After Denton police investigated the incident, they arrested the man on a charge of disorderly conduct and displaying a firearm. He was taken to Denton City Jail.

Other reports

900 block of Fort Worth Drive — A 43-year-old passenger of a vehicle was arrested early Sunday morning on drug charges after the driver said the suspect caused him to lose control of the vehicle and damage it.

The driver said the vehicle sustained damage near the Title Max on Fort Worth Drive. According to a police report, he said the passenger was highly intoxicated after smoking "sherm" and became angry.

"Sherm" is a slang term typically used to describe a mixture of drugs that include marijuana or tobacco and PCP.

After an investigation, police arrested the passenger on charges of possession of a controlled substance and two outstanding Mesquite police warrants for driving with an invalid license and speeding. He was taken to Denton City Jail.

3400 block of Joyce Lane — A 19-year-old man was charged with failure to display his driver's license on Sunday after his girlfriend accused him of assaulting her, according to a police report.

The girlfriend told police at about 7:30 a.m. that her boyfriend had just assaulted her and he was leaving the scene in a white Chevrolet.

Police investigated and later arrested the man on the single charge. The officer also documented the domestic violence report. The man was taken to Denton City Jail.

2800 block of West University Drive — Police were called to the Chili's on University Drive on Sunday after they received a report of a woman spitting in a man's face.

The man, who was not identified in the report, called police at 10:30 p.m., but no arrests were made.


From 7 a.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Monday:

The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 2,545 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 107 people were booked into Denton County Jail. 

Denton firefighters responded to 60 medical calls, nine vehicle crashes and one building fire.

From 7 a.m. Sunday to 7 a.m. Monday: 

Denton police posted 15 reports online.