A 28-year-old Massachusetts man is facing charges after he allegedly resisted South Windsor police officers’ instructions and eventually had to be subdued with a Taser while pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence on Saturday.
Jamal Vick, of Southwick, MA, was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, failure to drive in the proper lane, failure to wear a seatbelt and interfering with an officer.
Vick’s charges stem from a Saturday morning incident in which South Windsor police found Vick passed out behind the wheel of a motor vehicle that was stopped in the roadway at Ellington Road and Beldon Road, according to a press release.
Officers attempted to wake and speak with Vick, who smelled of alcohol and whose speech was slurred, police said.
Vick ignored the officer’s directions to turn his car off and attempted to drive away, police said.
“Officers opened the door and struggled with [Vick], who resisted officers’ efforts remove him from the car,” the release said. “During the ensuing struggle with [Vick], officers deployed a Taser electronic control device and took him into custody.”
Vick was later released by the bail commissioner on a written promise to appear. He is scheduled to appear at Manchester Superior Court on Feb. 1.