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Drunken man breaks into car, gets into fight with officer



A 24-year-old man was arrested Monday after breaking into a woman's car and then getting into a fight with an officer.  

Javen Bray was arrested on charges of resisting law enforcement, public intoxication and unauthorized entry into a vehicle. 

Bloomington Police Department Capt. Ryan Pedigo said a woman called police at about 9:40 p.m. Monday after hearing knocking on her window and front door. She looked outside to see Bray entering the front passenger door of her Subaru.

When officers arrived, they asked Bray to exit the car. Bray was holding a pen in his hand and cursed at the officers, Pedigo said.

Officers asked Bray to drop the pen and he refused. One officer then grabbed the pen from Bray's hand and they began to fight, Pedigo said. The officer took him to the ground and put him in handcuffs.

During the alleged crime, Bray told police, "I know I shouldn't have been in that car" and "I'm wasted, man."

The victim and her roommate told police they had never seen Bray before. 

A breathalyzer test done in Monroe County Correctional Center showed Bray had a blood alcohol content of 0.23, Pedigo said.

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