Officers Tase Driver at Hit and Run Crash

As officers led the suspect away, the barb was still visible in the man’s back

By R. Stickney
|  Friday, Nov 8, 2013  |  Updated 6:33 AM PDT
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Officers Tase Driver at Hit and Run Crash

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Officers lead the suspect to a waiting patrol car.

A man was tasered by San Diego police officers in Encanto, accused of trying to run from a collision and fighting with police.

The suspect was driving a green Chevy suburban east in the 1600-block of Broadway around 11 p.m. Thursday when his vehicle struck a parked car, police said.

“The driver then attempted to flee by backing the vehicle down a driveway, at which point he ended up in a ditch along the side of the road,” Lt. Paul Rorrison said.

Officers said the driver then ran on foot. When they caught up with suspect, they say he started to fight with them.

“Our officer, fearing for his safety, deployed his taser incapacitating the suspect who was then taken into custody,” Lt. Rorrison said.

As officers led the suspect away, the barb was still visible in the man’s back. Emergency crews removed the taser and prepared him to be transported to a nearby hospital.

As he was being strapped in a gurney, the suspect continually asked emergency crews “What’s going on?” and “What happened, man?”

Rorrison said the unidentified driver will be booked for DUI, assault on a peace officer and hit and run.
 

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