Man tries to assault officer while in detox

A Lincoln man in jail makes his situation worse when police say he tries to assault an officer during an interview.

Police say 35 year old Christopher Awin was in detox and being interviewed by an investigator when he tried to take away a tape recorder and threatened to hit the officer.

Police say Awin swung and missed the officer, where a struggle ensued. Authorities say Awin tried to grab a taser from the officer's holster, but was unsuccessful and handcuffed.

Awin was arrested for attempted 3rd degree assault on an officer, refusing a chemical test, 2nd offense DWI and speeding.