Man Drives Drunk, Struggles With Officers, Tasered Twice: Cops - NBC Connecticut

Man Drives Drunk, Struggles With Officers, Tasered Twice: Cops



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    A Newington man is facing charges after police said he got into a domestic dispute at a Middletown home, drove drunk, fought with responding officers and was found with cocaine in his pocket.

    Said U. Orozco, 26, was arrested Nov. 5 after police received a report of a domestic disturbance on Rose Circle in Middletown. While officers were on the way to Rose Circle, Orozco drove off in a gray Toyota Camry. Police identified the car and noticed Orozco driving erratically, weaving and crossing the center line. They followed him into the parking lot of Ghezzi’s Market at 970 Newfield Street and pulled him over there.

    Police said the officers smelled alcohol on Orozco’s breath and asked him several times to get out of the car. He refused, and police pulled him out and asked him to put his hands up. Orozco was again uncooperative, and officers shot him with a Taser, then handcuffed him. When they attempted to search Orozco, he tried to fight them off again and was Tasered a second time.

    The search turned up a wad of cash totaling $713 and two vials of cocaine, according to police.

    Police said Orozco was uncooperative at the police department and refused to be fingerprinted.

    He was charged with operating under the influence, failure to maintain a lane, possession of cocaine, interfering with an officer and refusal to submit to fingerprinting.

    He was held on a $100,000 bond and is due in court Nov. 13.