I guess we truly are in a gas crisis

The Associated Press is reporting on their website that a Clarksburg, West Virginia, man has been charged with battery of a police officer for allegedly passing gas toward the arresting officer. Apparently the officer had arrested the man for driving under the influence and the man passed gas while the officer was preparing the breathalyzer.

Is this really what we have come down to? This sounds like an example of a cop basically trying to show a suspect "who's boss." I personally think this is totally ridiculous. Besides, doesn't this defendant have a right to remain silent, but deadly?