Monday, September 9, 2013

Adult Man Throws Temper Tantrum

Brandon Richard Gonzales, 39

Adult Man Throws Temper Tantrum, Kicks Hole In Wall 

Mesa County, Colo. -- On Sunday, September 1, 2013, a Mesa County Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Deputy was on traffic patrol near F Road when he witnessed a speeding vehicle. At 6:48 p.m., the deputy was able to use his laser and determine the drivers speed was 81 mph in a 45 mph speed zone. The vehicle ultimately stopped and the deputy was able to make contact with the driver and only occupant of the vehicle. The driver was identified as 39-year-old, Grand Junction resident, Brandon Gonzales. 
Gonzales was arrested without incident and taken to the Mesa County Detention Facility on the following charges:
  • Driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs
  • Drove with excessive alcohol content in breath/blood
  • Careless driving
  • Speeding
  • Failure to yield to emergency vehicle
  • Failed to sign affirmation of insurance
  • No current registration card in vehicle
After being processed at the Detention Facility, Gonzales was able to call a sober adult. He called his mom. And then threw a temper tantrum, kicking a hole in the wall of the Sheriff's Office. That resulted in a Criminal Mischief charge and he was booked into the Detention Facility.

The arrest affidavit for this incident is public record. The public can make a request through our Open Records webpage or the media can email the Public Information Officer directly.