Granger man arrested for allegedly driving drunk, armed

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Christopher Michael Greif, 34, of Granger was arrested Sunday on Story County warrants and on charges of third-offense OWI, possession or carrying of dangerous weapons while under the influence, driving while suspended and interference with officials acts.

A Granger man was arrested early Sunday in Granger after allegedly failing to comply with lawful orders issuing from law enforcement.

Christopher Michael Greif, 34, of 1611 Crabapple Lane., Granger, was arrested on Story County warrants and on charges of third-offense OWI, possession or carrying of dangerous weapons while under the influence, driving while suspended and interference with officials acts.

The incident began about 12:15 a.m. Sunday in the 1900 bock of Main Street in Granger, where law enforcement responded to a report of a fight in progress at Bud’s Pub.

In the course of the response, an officer of the Granger Police Department allegedly saw Greif driving a pickup truck and recognized him as someone with “active warrants for his arrest” on charges of interference with official acts and criminal mischief out of Story County District Court, according to court records.

The officer approached Greif’s vehicle and attempted to make contact, but Greif “became very argumentative and would not roll down his window to speak” or unlock and step out of the vehicle, according to court records.

During the interaction, the officer observed that Greif’s “eyes were blood shot and watery,” and the officer “noticed that there was a firearm sitting in the center console of his truck,” according to court records.

The officer eventually “was able to get the vehicle unlocked,” and the officer “opened the door and assisted Mr. Greif to the ground,” according to court records.

Prone, Greif allegedly “continued to resist officers” until handcuffed.

The officers allegedly “located a loaded pistol in his coat pocket,” according to court records, and they detected “a strong odor of alcohol coming from his person.”

Greif declined to participate in field sobriety tests or to submit to a preliminary breath test or Datamaster breath test.

Greif is held in the Dallas County Jail on a $6,791.25 cash or surety bond. He is scheduled for an initial appearance Sunday in Dallas County District Court.

Greif first-offense OWI in 2017 in Dallas County District Court. He was convicted of second-offense OWI in 2018 in Dickinson County District Court.

*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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