William G. Reece

NEWPORT—A Newport man was arrested by Newport Police Department patrolman Derek Wright early Friday after allegedly calling officers “Pigs”.

William G. Reece, 19, 1217 Fine St., Newport, was in a car that passed by officers finishing up a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 321. Reece allegedly opened a door in the vehicle and yelled, “Pigs!” to the officers who were at Zoomer’s, at 3:26 a.m.

Reece is charged with disorderly conduct, Wright stated in his report.

Wright reported that the incident began when he observed a white Honda traveling north on Cosby Highway at about 30-40 mph.

Reece, a passenger in the rear of the vehicle, allegedly opened the door while the vehicle was in motion and yelled “Pigs!” Wright said he stopped the vehicle and found Reece to be the passenger. He was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct “due to creating a hazardous condition that served no legitimate purpose,” the report states.

Wright also reported that in the back seat next to Reece was an 18-month-old child.

Reece was given a bond of $500. He bonded out later the same day.

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