Bedford Man Arrested After Found Slumped Over Steering Wheel

(BEDFORD) – A Bedford man was arrested after Bedford Police officers were called to the 1700 block of L Street after a report of a male slumped over the steering wheel of his vehicle Thursday morning.

Police arrested 26-year-old Mark S. Perry on charges of resisting law enforcement, unlawful possession of a syringe, and possession of meth.

Officers said Perry was sweating profusely and had slurred speech. 

“Because of his unusual behavior officers asked him to step out of the vehicle,” said Chief Terry Moore. “Perry refused to exit the vehicle and appeared to try and hide something near the driver door. After explaining to Perry he needed to exit the vehicle he opened the door and stepped out but refused to step away from the door.”

Officers noticed when Perry stepped out of the vehicle, he had several knives on his waistband.  For safety reasons, the officers tried to place handcuffs on Perry and safely remove the knives, but Perry tensed up and refused to give officers his hands.

“Officers had to forcibly place handcuffs on Perry,” Chief Moore added.

The owner of the parking lot requested the vehicle to be removed from their lot.  During an inventory of the vehicle, officers found meth and a syringe.