Man, 66, Tasered by Oak Bay police

Police respond to complaints of dangerous driving near fire hall

A man was shocked by a Taser stun gun Friday by an Oak Bay police officer after police were asked to investigate a vehicle doing spinouts on Monterey Avenue.

Police were called around 7 p.m. after a man was reported driving dangerously, spinning his tires and driving on the lawn of the fire department before stopping on the paved driveway.

Witnesses said the man injured himself smashing windows with his head and hands.

“Upon police arrival, the vehicle was locked and the driver would not comply with directions to unlock his vehicle and exit,” Sgt. Ray Maxwell said in a release.

“He was continuing to thrash about inside his vehicle. Police were concerned that the driver may decide to continue driving in a dangerous manner.”

Officers smashed the driver and passenger side windows to gain access. Police said the man reached for a golf club prompting a warning from one officer that the Taser would be used.

“The driver did not comply and the officer utilized the conductive energy weapon (Taser) upon him. Police were then able to remove the driver, handcuff him, and had him assessed by medical personal at the hospital,” Maxwell said.

A 66 year-old Oak Bay man was arrested and held in hospital for psychological assessment.

 

 

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