Driver even later to work, after run-in with Columbus police

Jacob T. Waltermire. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

A Columbus man who was late for work, didn’t make up any time by trying to pass a police car…  and then refusing to stop.

Officers were patrolling near 16th Street and Home Avenue at about 9:55 a.m. Friday morning when a driver behind them began honking his horn and waving his arms. Officers pulled over to see if the man needed help, but instead he passed the officers. That’s when police noticed a non-working brake light and decided to pull the vehicle over.

The driver, later identified as 28-year-old Jacob T. Waltermire, then allegedly refused to pull over until about a mile later when he finally pulled into a parking lot in the 2200 block of North National Road. Waltermire told officers that their driving was making him late for work.

He was arrested on a preliminary charge of resisting law enforcement with a vehicle.