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SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP)

Man charged with battery after passing gas towards police officer

Call it a case of assault with a smelly weapon. Police in West Virginia accuse Jose Cruz of passing gas -- then using his hand to fan it toward an officer.

According to authorities, Cruz was pulled over in a traffic stop, smelled of booze and failed three field sobriety tests. He was hand-cuffed and taken to the police station for a breathalyzer test. A criminal complaint charges that Cruz scooted his chair toward an officer, then lifted his leg and "passed gas loudly."

Cruz says police denied his request to use a bathroom. He now faces a number of charges, including drunken driving and battery on a police officer.

(Courtesy of the Associated Press 2008.)

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