Man drives car into Holiday Inn hotel after saying President Donald Trump sent himBy William Martin 1:28 PM November 14, 2017
A man who told a hotel manager that President Donald Trump and General John Kelly sent him rammed his car into the facility after being denied a room, according to police in Florida.
The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office said that they have arrested 55-year-old Walter Chuck Christie after being accused of driving under the influence of alcohol and damaging property.
Christie has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, driving under the influence, causing damage while driving drunk, resisting an officer, and trespassing.
He was booked into the Alachua County jail and his bail has been set at $70,000.
According to the police investigation, on Monday, at around 1:30 p.m., Christie arrived at the Holiday Inn Express, which is located at 3905 SW 43rd Street, and asked for a hotel room.
When a manager told him the hotel was full, Christie said that he was sent by President Donald Trump and General John Kelly.
The manager told him to leave, and when he refused, the police were called.
Christie went back to his car and waited for police to arrive.
When police asked for his driver’s license, Christie yelled that he was a federal agent.
He then drove his car into the hotel.
Christie reversed and rammed into a police car.
Police managed to arrest him after shooting him twice with a Taser.
Christie was taken to the UF Health Shands Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries.