A man accused of punching and choking a woman in West Haven said that he smoked marijuana laced with horse tranquilizer, according to police.
West Haven police arrested Louis Hubbard, 40, of New Haven, around 1:20 a.m. on Tuesday at Elm street and Kimberly Avenue.
Police said he choked and punched one of his female acquaintances who picked him up and was driving toward the beach area.
The woman was able to get away from Hubbard and called police.
As police were speaking with the victim, Hubbard approached officers, who determined that he looked like he was under the influence.
Hubbard became combative, according to police, and officers shot him with a stun gun.
Hubbard was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital to be evaluated and he told hospital staff he had smoke laced marijuana.
“I smoked marijuana laced with horse tranquilizer,” Hubbard said, according to police.
He was charged with strangulation in the second degree, interfering with police, second-degree criminal mischief, breach of peace in the second degree, assault in the third degree, interfering with an emergency call, operating under suspension and improper parking.
Hubbard is being held on $20,000 bond and will be in court in Milford today.