Suspected drunk driver Tasered by Nampa police after crash

Suspected drunk driver Tasered by Nampa police after crash

Credit: Maria Darling-Thompson

A man suspected of drunk driving was Tasered by police and taken away on stretcher.

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by KTVB.com

NWCN.com

Posted on March 9, 2010 at 9:59 AM

Updated Sunday, Nov 3 at 5:34 AM

NAMPA -- A suspected drunk driver is in police custody after Nampa Police say he caused a two-car accident at Midland Boulevard and Orchard Avenue Monday afternoon.

Officers received a call about a man driving erratically, but were unable to locate the man until after the accident.

When police arrived at the crash scene they found a maroon SUV and a silver passenger car badly damaged.  None of the people inside the vehicles were injured, however the man in the SUV was uncooperative with police and did not want to leave his vehicle.  Police used a Taser to subdue the man, who was then strapped to a stretcher and taken to the hospital.

Police say he will be tested for driving under the influence and could face charges.

Maria Darling-Thompson witnessed the accident and sent us six photos via her Blackberry.

She e-mailed us that a fireman was holding a baby taken from the man's car.  Police would not confirm or deny that a child was in the SUV.


 

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