A Helena man suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol is accused of threatening to kill one police officer and making comments about another officer's family. 

According to court documents, officers found Rodrick Julius Carbonell, 54, walking to a car in the parking lot of a store in the 300 block of Euclid Avenue early Tuesday morning. Officers reviewed surveillance video from the store and found that Carbonell had driven the vehicle to the parking lot, according to the court affidavit.

When speaking to Carbonell, the officers noticed the smell of alcohol, slowed and slurred speech, bloodshot and glassy eyes and a lack of coordination, according to court records. Carbonell said he had been drinking but was not “drunk” according to the affidavit.

Carbonell refused to provide either a breath sample or a blood sample. And after a search warrant was procured over the telephone, he told an officer “I have enough guns in my camper to blow your [expletive] head off,” according to court documents.

Carbonell later asked another officer about his wife and children and said "You don't have as much to worry about," court documents say. 

When Carbonell was taken to get a blood draw, he resisted officers and hospital staff and had to be held down by officers while the procedure was taking place, according to court documents.

Carbonell was booked into the Lewis and Clark County Detention Center. 

He is charged with felony aggravated DUI (fourth offense), felony threats or improper influence in official and political matters, misdemeanor driving a motor vehicle while license is suspended, and misdemeanor obstructing a peace officer or other public servant.  


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