Police: Man found drunk inside running car attacks officer

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BALDWIN, Pa. - A McKees Rocks man is facing several charges after police said he attacked an officer who found him passed out drunk inside his running car.

According to Baldwin Police Chief Mike Scott, officers found Lamarr Lee Reeves, 24, slumped over the wheel of his car, while it was running and facing the wrong way, at the intersection of Streets Run and Prospect roads about 2 a.m. Sunday.

"One officer pulled in front of the car and the other pulled behind it," Scott said.

When officers approached the car, Reeves woke up and began revving the engine. Police said he then attacked and choked the officer before ripping his bulletproof vest and trying to steal his gun.

"One officer attempted to turn the car off and he grabbed the officer around the throat and started choking him. The officer was able to get (Reeves') hand off his throat and he (then) went for his gun," Scott said.

Reeves was eventually arrested and charged with disarming law enforcement, aggravated assault, resisting arrest and DUI among other charges.

“It could have been a lot worse,” Scott said.

Reeves is free on bond and will appear in court next week.