Posted at: 10/11/2013 12:36 PM
| Updated at: 10/11/2013 12:37 PM
By: Abigail Bleck
Matthew Wasula created such a stir in court that he's now also facing resisting arrest, obstruction of the administration of law and criminal contempt.
Wasula, according to prosecutors, was violent and disrespectful when in court for a pre-trial hearing for DWI on Thursday.
A much calmer 36 year old made an appearance answering to the new charges on Friday.
Wasula said very little and complied with court officers today.
NewsChannel 13 was told on Thursday that he was screaming, yelling and refusing to put his hands behind his back when court officers requested he do so.
The scene became so heated that additional court officers and sheriff's deputies were called in and pepper spray was used to contain Wasula.
The initial charge of DWI stems from almost a year ago.
The D.A’s office made it very clear that these new charges will not be allowed to be pled down.
“You don’t see a lot of criminal contempts. Most judges understand it’s a stressful time for anybody when you are in a criminal court. When it does happen, it’s usually for a good reason,” said Richard McNally, Rensselaer County District Attorney.
Wasula, who was out of jail following the DWI arrest is now back in for yesterday's charges.
The judge agreed with the D.A.'s office that's he's a flight risk.