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September 3, 2013

Deputies deploy Taser following pursuit

Deputy uses Taser on pursuit suspect

TRAVERSE CITY — Benzie County Sheriff’s deputies used a Taser to stop a suspect who crashed his car in a ditch following a short pursuit.

The suspect, a 23-year-old Benzie County resident, was taken into custody on Aug. 31 for fleeing and eluding, resisting arrest and second-offense operating while intoxicated, authorities said.

Deputies first attempted to pull the man over after he ran a stop sign on M-22 in Elberta. He fled from police before crashing his vehicle in a ditch in Frankfort.

The man attempted to flee the scene on foot, but deputies deployed a Taser and physically restrained the suspect to prevent his escape.

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