Florida Doctor Arrested for DUI, Spits Blood on Trooper, Goes Insane on Video

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Dr. Zachary Bird, 41, was driving along a Central Florida road early Sunday morning, likely under the influence, when his car nearly sideswiped a Florida Highway Patrol captain's car. That's horrible enough, but it was Bird's outrageous actions caught on videotape after his arrest that are making news.

Once placed in handcuffs in the backseat of a trooper's car, Bird went wild, banged his head against the car until it bled, screamed at the officers to stop stealing his money, and spit blood in an officer's face. The graphic video taken from the car's dash cam has been released.


According to the Orlando Sentinel, Bird had the smell of alcohol on his breath, glassy eyes, and an unsteady stance. He refused to submit to a blood test and failed a field sobriety test.

Officers found $40,000 in cash in Dr. Bird's pocket and another $14,000 in his BMW. There was also a .44-caliber revolver and a .45-caliber semiautomatic, a bottle full of pills, and a vial of unidentified liquid in the car.

During Bird's physical protest, money began to spill out his pocket and he loudly accused the officers of trying to steal it, though they assured him they were doing no such thing.

Bird eventually bloodied his head and began kicking the door of the car (which caused a few hundred dollars in damage). Blood dripped down his face into his mouth, and after he got out of the car he spits blood on the officers. He was taking to a hospital where his tantrum continued, and he kicked a light fixture above his hospital bed. Afterward he was booked into jail on charges of DUI, criminal mischief, battery on a police officer, and resisting arrest.

Basically dude was acting like a crazy asshole of the highest order.

Bird worked as a anesthesiologist at Parrish Medical Center in Titusville through medical contractor TeamHealth. TeamHealth has suspended him, and the Medical Center says he is no longer welcome at their facilities.

Of course the guy has a South Florida tie. He used to live in Broward County and worked at a plastic surgery center.

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Noob4life
Noob4life

If you watch the video of him bashing his head and shit u can see all the money on the car seat. Shit fell outa his pickets when he went crazy. Cops left it with him cause the drugs weren't on his possession and they didn't even know about them till after his arrest when they searched the car

whyinthehell
whyinthehell

Hmm, that's what I thought too, but I've heard the opposite.  In fact, a week or two ago a guy was interviewed on the radio while waking up from propofol, and he said he felt quite high (and sounded like it!) and could see why people got addicted to it.  Might be a psychological addiction, but it's addictive.  Doesn't do a thing for me, but then neither does alcohol.

whyinthehell
whyinthehell

Hmm..was the 'unidentified liquid' milky in appearance?  Anesthesiologists have the bestest access to Propofol, and I'd bet the highest incidence of addiction (and pursuant lunacy).

Angela Nichols
Angela Nichols

It would be pretty weird to abuse propofol given that it isn't addictive and doesn't get you high...just puts you to sleep.

James G. Camp
James G. Camp

The good doctor is finding other ways to make money ?

Danh
Danh

First face eating zombies? Now crazy head banging doctors? Florida must be a fucking terrifying place.

The_Yeti_Knows
The_Yeti_Knows

Sign me up, it's party time, don't forget the chick vigorously ramming her clam on the interstate... It's in the bible.. 1st Vaginaronomy chapter 69 verse one.

Enochalypse
Enochalypse

DUI? 

or

Zombie... 

hammer231
hammer231

 Bunch of weirds stories lately I dont know anymore

KEYSTONELIGHT
KEYSTONELIGHT

And some people wonder why Police Officers lose thier cool sometimes.....This dirt bag is a classic example of why.....!!!

Skink5150
Skink5150

Some people need not partake of the booze.

Joe Cass
Joe Cass

The cops stole that man's money. Don't care about the hows or whys, the cops stole that money.

Pythiasdelirium
Pythiasdelirium

Or they bagged it for evidence and the good doctor was too drunk to know the difference.

Ilovelost
Ilovelost

Coo-coo Bird for sure...another arrogant doctor thinking he is above the law...wonder if thise pills and money had anything to do with him "selling"?

cole
cole

I'd make a bet on that question....answer hell to the yes

Ilovelost
Ilovelost

I guess he has a niptuck office in south florida and contracts out on the side...greedy greedy greedy...but he will get a good lawyer and continue on...

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