ROCHESTER - Police had to deploy a taser on a city man during a Monday arrest for DWI when the subject fled the scene on foot and refused to stop.
The incident unfolded around 9:30 p.m. as Rochester Police responded to the area of Rochester Crossing on Washington Street for the report of a possibly intoxicated driver in a white utility truck with ladders on the top.
While checking the area an officer observed the vehicle at the exit of the plaza and initiated a traffic stop after the vehicle failed to utilize a turn signal.
The operator then pulled the vehicle over to the shoulder and got out of his vehicle, prompting the officer to order him to immediately get back in his car.
Instead, the subject began running away from the vehicle and the officer chased him down, eventually tasing him to enable the arrest.
Neither the officer nor the driver were injured during the incident, police said.
Johnathan L Morrill, 37, of East Rochester, was charged with DUI, 2nd offense, disobeying an officer, driving after revocation/suspension, driving without giving proof, use of required turn signals and on a bench warrant for simple assault.
Morrill was transported to Strafford County Jail pending an arraignment today at Rochester District Court.