YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – A man is in Mahoning County Jail for what police allege was a drunken drive through Youngstown, followed by threats made to kill police officers.
Vincent Cappelli, 57, was charged with open container, DUI and aggravated menacing on Thursday. He was pulled over by police for abruptly stopping at the intersection of Oak Hill Avenue and Marshall Street, according to a Youngstown City Police report.
Police say Cappelli appeared to be highly intoxicated and had an open bottle of Wild Irish Rose wine on the floor between his feet. Unable to find his driver’s license or insurance card, Cappelli handed the officers a social security card and said, “Here is my license,” according to the report.
Police said a passenger in the car told the officers that they were coming from his house, and he was too drunk to drive.
Cappelli refused a sobriety test and said he only drank one beer at the bar.
Police said Cappelli also threatened to kill police officers at one point saying, “You going to tow my car, I will kill your family.”
At the jail, Cappelli reportedly asked to be let out of handcuffs so he could fight the officers, saying that he “is a boxer and knows karate.”