NORTH HUNTINGDON TOWNSHIP, Pa. —
A 47-year-old Westmoreland County man is accused of a variety of serious crimes following a bizarre incident in a McDonald’s parking lot early Sunday morning.
According to court documents, Gardner was combative with police on the scene after the incident. He’s accused of kicking officers and damaging a police cruiser. Police said he also spit in the face of an officer during the arrest.
Officers reported the smell of alcohol on Gardner’s breath and also said they discovered an empty bottle of vodka and a small amount of marijuana in Gardner’s truck. Gardner was arraigned and is being held in the Westmoreland County prison on bail. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 4.