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Meth arrest scuffle fractures ribs
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A Conyers man suspected of smoking methamphetamine while driving under the influence of alcohol received several fractured ribs after allegedly attempting to resist arrest.

Luis Cobian, 33, was arrested after officers attempted to pull him over for driving his Nissan Maxima down the middle of Ga. Highway138 South around 11 p.m. on March 24.

According to the arrest report, two patrol cars were in pursuit of Cobian when he turned left onto Flat Shoals Road and into Hunting Creek Apartments. Cobian then allegedly exited his vehicle and tried to walk to an apartment while ignoring officers' commands to lay on the ground. Officers then tased Cobian three times and elbow punched his head before being able to subdue him and place him under arrest.

Cobian was transported by patrol car to Rockdale Medical Center, where he was treated for five fractured ribs before being taken to jail. Officers allegedly found three empty 40-ounce beer bottles and glass pipe with white residue in the Cobian's vehicle.

He was charged with DUI drugs/alcohol, open container, possession and use of drug related objects, impeding traffic, obstruction of law enforcement officers and fleeing and attempting to elude law enforcement officers.

According to the report, Cobian allegedly became upset about officers confiscating his pipe, which he said he uses every day, and did not understand why the officers were taking him to jail instead of to his home.