On Friday December 12th 2015 Fond du Lac Officers made a traffic stop on a vehicle that did not have headlights, this routine stop became anything but routine in a hurry.

According to the Fond du Lac Police Department Facebook Page the driver of the vehicle was not forthcoming with information, and would not step out of the vehicle. Officers were able to pull him out of the window when he continued to fight, also a passenger in the back seat attempted to grab one of the officers guns.

The video below shows just how dangerous this job can be on a daily basis, thankfully everyone was safe and the two male passengers are currently being held in the Carlton County Jail.

Media Release:On 12/11/2015 at approximately 7 pm. Fond du Lac Officers performed a traffic stop at the 2500 block of Big Lake Rd. on the Fond du Lac Reservation. The vehicle was stopped for driving without headlights. The occupants of the vehicle were uncooperative and the driver would not give any identifying information. Officers believed that the occupants were under the influence of some type of narcotic. Officers ordered the driver to exit the vehicle. When he refused, officers talked the individual half way out of the window of the car. When he again refused to finish exiting the vehicle officers had to physically remove him from the car. The driver continued to resist Officers. While the Officers were engaged in the altercation with the driver, the back seat passenger reached through window of vehicle and grabbed hold of the officer’s handgun, attempting to disarm him. His attempts were unsuccessful. Once individuals were secured and searched, the driver had a knife in his possession and the female passenger had a BB gun that looked like a handgun, pepper spray was also located in the vehicle. Both male individuals were ultimately taken into custody and are being held at the Carlton County Jail. Chief Jeremy Ojibway

Posted by Fond du Lac Police Department on Monday, December 14, 2015