A Winona Lake man is facing charges after allegedly drinking beer in his vehicle, parking in the middle of an intersection and denouncing the “communist takeover of America.”

Kelvin Joe Wadkins, 45, of 311 Seventh St., Winona Lake, was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail at 5:37 a.m. Dec. 13 and faces charges for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, a Class A misdemeanor; obstructing vehicular traffic, a Class B misdemeanor; and resisting law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor.

According to the police report filed Thursday in Kosciusko Superior Court II, at 3:57 a.m. Dec. 13 Warsaw police were dispatched to the intersection of South Buffalo and East Prairie streets in reference to a disabled vehicle.

Upon arrival, officers located a black Toyota Forerunner facing northwest in the middle of the intersection with the hazard lights on. As officers approached the vehicle, they noticed the driver, later identified as Wadkins, had the windows rolled up, a Miller Lite between his legs and his video camera on his cell phone rolling.

Police asked Wadkins to step out of the vehicle, according to the report, but Wadkins refused and accidentally rolled the back window down. Wadkins then rolled his driver’s window down a little bit and told police he “was protesting and making a statement against the communist takeover of America and had on purpose stopped in the middle of the intersection.”

Wadkins further went on and made a statement against “the communist takeover of America” and “the United States Supreme Court’s ruling there was no law of the land and the Constitution being null and void.”

Other officers arrived on scene and blocked in the Toyota, according to the report, while requesting Wadkins exit the vehicle to speak with them. Wadkins refused, and police then reached through the rolled down back window, unlocked the doors and had to physically remove him.

Wadkins had told police they would “use force on him because that is what the state does,” according to the report.

A struggle ensued and Wadkins was eventually taken to Kosciusko Community Hospital for a blood draw that he consented to.

After the blood draw – and more alleged aggression to officers and hospital staff – Wadkins then refused to sign the medical paperwork, saying he “was not submitting to the government.”

Police had to obtain a search warrant for the blood draw, which came back at 0.188, according to the report.

On Wadkins’ trip to the jail following the hospital visit, he allegedly was asking the driving officer what his name and nationality was.

Wadkins’ bond was set at $700.