BY MICHAEL WALTON
---- — 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.