LPD: Man tazed, arrested after assaulting officer

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William Garrett
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – At 10:50 p.m. on Thursday, police were called to Newtown Pike, near Georgetown St. for a dispute between a man and a woman.

An officer said that, when he tried to get information from the man, the man became aggressive and charged toward the officer, pushing him into a fence. The officer said he used pepper spray on the man, and switched a stun gun when the spray was ineffective.

The stun gun worked, and police say Donald Dobson was arrested, charged with giving a false name, 3rd degree assault, resisting arrest, and criminal mischief for damage to the fence.

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While police say the suspect was uninjured, EC was called to treat him for the pepper spray before moving him to the Detention Center.