Chesterfield Police Taser Causes Man To Catch Fire
Chesterfield Police stopped a man driving a 2012 Volkswagen on suspicion of drinking and driving Saturday evening. The driver then sped off as the officer started to approach his car. The officer and the driver were traveling southbound on Jefferson Davis Highway when the driver lost control near the intersection of Jefferson Davis and Chester Road. The man was trapped in his Volkswagen after it had rolled over several times near a bridge.
Firefighter and police were able to free the man from the wreckage but as soon as he was free he started to fight with arresting officers. An officer then tasered the man to control the situation before someone was injured when suddenly the man’s clothes caught fire. The clothing must have been covered in fuel or oil that originated from the accident. The driver was quickly put out by the firefighters and rushed to VCU Medical Center. The identity of the driver has not yet been released.
DUI accidents not only cause physical damage, but emotional and financial turmoil as well. It’s important to understand that just because you have been involved in a DUI accident in Chesterfield doesn’t mean your life will end. A experienced DUI attorney in Chesterfield can protect your rights and ensure that your DUI accident is the hands of professionals.