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WATCH: Citizens help trooper take down combative subject

Citizens help trooper detain combative subject
Posted at 10:52 PM, Jul 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-26 21:46:57-04

An Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper stopped a man along State Route 202 for going 95MPH in a 65MPH zone. 

The driver, 34-year-old Marc LeBeau, pushed the trooper and started to resist after the trooper told him he was under arrest. 

Two citizens observed the trooper struggling with the suspect on the ground and stopped to help. 

A third citizen caught the incident on camera. 

During the struggle LeBeau was complaing that the pavement was hot on his bare feet.

The trooper was able to get LaBeau handcuffed but could not control him to get him onto the curb so the struggle took place on the group. 

That's when the citizens stepped in and helped control the man within 30 seconds. 

LeBeau was treated at the scene by fire department personnel and was then transported to the hospital for minor scrapes. He was released.

The trooper was not injured.

Impairment is suspected in this arrest. LeBeau was booked into the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office 4th Avenuce Jail for criminal speed, resisting arrest, and DUI-Drugs. 

“Although the pavement was hot, it did not have to end up there," said Lt. Colonel Daniel Lugo, Assistant Director of AZ DPS, “We don’t get to pick the location a combative suspect wants to fight…they do. Thanks to two courageous citizens helping our trooper, we were able to gain control of Mr. LeBeau and get him in the back of a police car before he seriously hurt himself or our trooper.”