Taser used on woman after car chase

Sunday Times Newspapers

WYANDOTTE – A woman was electronically subdued with a Taser after allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase and attempting to fake a seizure Oct. 14.

The chase started about 3:22 a.m. Oct. 14 when officers saw a 2000 Pontiac Bonneville headed south on Biddle weaving to the right, nearly striking a curb.

Officers followed the car as it turned right on Vasser and then cut through a parking lot to again head south on Biddle at speeds more than 90 mph.

The car hit a curve at Biddle and Bridge and drove over a curb, stopping when it struck a fence and trees.

The driver, later identified as a 25-year-old Lincoln Park woman, exited the vehicle through a broken driver’s-side door and officers ordered her to the ground, but she kept running south on Biddle.

According to the report, an officer warned that he would apply a Taser to her, and she kept running. He deployed the Taser and she kept running after the electrodes became lodged in the arm of her jacket, missing contact with her skin.

Officers tackled the woman to the ground but she declined to give her name or put her arms behind her back and continued to yell obscenities and a Taser was applied again.

Wyandotte Fire Department paramedics were called when the woman began to seize for seven to nine minutes. Responding paramedics said the woman did not appear to have had a seizure and that seizures do not last that long.

The woman emitted a strong odor of alcohol and was arrested for fleeing and eluding, resisting and obstructing, driving with a suspended license and nine fugitive warrants from Lincoln Park, Taylor, Melvindale and Detroit.