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July 3, 2012

Man arrested three times in one day


"He said he's a member of DADD — Dudes Against Distracted Drivers," Caron said.

If there is such an organization, it doesn't have an Internet presence, although Dads Against Daughters Dating, Dads Against Dangerous Dogs, and Dads Against Drug Dealers all do.

All was quiet between Selcuk and police for about 10 hours.

Then Salem police encountered Selcuk, now behind the wheel, at 9:20 p.m. in the area of School and Main streets.

Witnesses told police Selcuk had run a stop sign, almost causing an accident, and was passing cars on double yellow lines.

Salem police Officer Jason Smith stopped Selcuk's vehicle for reckless operation. But Selcuk was less than cooperative.

He jumped out of his car and charged Smith, saying, "What are you gonna do?" according to Patten.

Smith ordered Selcuk several times to stop and get back into his car, but Selcuk didn't listen.

"He was aggressively walking toward the officer," Patten said. "The officer started wrestling with him. Selcuk tried to swing an elbow and the officer put him against the car, then used the Taser on him."

Smith held Selcuk down on the ground until backup officers helped take him into custody.

It was only then that Salem police learned Selcuk had been arrested twice earlier that same day in Windham.

He was processed and taken to the county jail, charged with reckless operation, assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and breach of bail conditions.

He was not listed as an inmate at the county jail yesterday evening.

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