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Eugene Officer Zapped With Own Stun Gun

AP | Feb. 25, 2013 1:30 p.m.

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A Eugene man who was arrested early Saturday morning faces charges of unlawful use of a stun gun and felony assault because police say he turned a Taser back on an officer and zapped him three times with his own weapon.

Police say the officer was incapacitated. Other officers used pepper spray to subdue Jessie Alexander Wright.

The Register-Guard reports the Eugene man had been celebrating his 30th birthday at a tavern.

Police say he was drunk and combative and had mouthed off to an officer who was conducting a sobriety check on a woman outside the bar.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com

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