Posted: 2:52 p.m. Thursday, June 21, 2012

Driver smashes head, spits blood at deputies

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Kelsey Smith
Kelsey Smith


Kelsey Smith photo
Kelsey Smith


A Central Florida man suspected of drunk driving smashed his face and spit blood at deputies after they used a stun gun on him, according to authorities.

Volusia County Sheriff's deputies said they eventually put a "spit hood" over 29-year-old Kelsey Smith. They said Smith even fought back while his mug shot was being taken after his Tuesday arrest.

According to reports, Smith stuck out his tongue as an official held his head still for the photo.

Deputies said Smith's eyes were bloodshot and glassy and his speech was slurred when they found him behind the wheel of his vehicle at an intersection in Deltona. He refused to budge when a deputy ordered him out of the vehicle. The deputy then used a stun gun on him.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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