WARR ACRES — Accused by police of being drunk, driving the wrong way in a fast-food drive-through lane, impersonating law enforcement and spitting on a police officer, an attorney was arrested Friday in Warr Acres.
Another attorney, who was reportedly the passenger in the wrong-way vehicle, was arrested and accused of public intoxication, according to police.
Attorney Lewis B. Moon, 42, and Oklahoma County assistant public defender David James Bedford, 32, were arrested about 1:40 a.m. at Whataburger, 7820 N MacArthur.
The restaurant manager called police and said the driver of a Cadillac Escalade nearly hit another car in the drive-through lane. The caller said the driver and passenger appeared intoxicated, Warr Acres Police Sgt. Alan Davidofsky said.
When a police officer arrived, Moon, the driver, was uncooperative and was "taken down,” Davidofsky said. He said Moon spit in an officer's face.
Davidofsky said Moon pulled out a badge from the Oklahoma County sheriff's office and claimed to be a deputy.
Sheriff's spokesman Mark Myers said the badge actually is known as a sheriff's "eagle badge.” The badges are given to people who support the sheriff's department, but they are not official law officer badges. Myers said the badges are not given to people who promise political support or financial contributions but are more of a "keepsake.”
On a videotape made at the Warr Acres Police Department, Moon is shown asking over and over to be taken to "county,” and cursing at police officers.