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West Richland police tasered man after he tried to flee

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WEST RICHLAND, Wash. - West Richland Police said 44-year-old Pete Ozuna was arrested after he ran from police and drove under the influence. 

Police said they tasered him after tried to flee.

After coming home at around three this morning a woman and her husband noticed a car running, parked in the middle of their street with its lights on and engine running.

They were concerned and called 9-1-1.

Police checked on the driver and found him sleeping in the car.

West Richland Officer Terry Boehmler said, "He woke up and decided it was time to go.  He accelerated pretty hard out of there.  He actually left burn marks on the pavement."

Police said he hit three cars and a police car as he tried to get away.

Police said they had him boxed in between cars, then he tried to run, but West Richland Police used a taser to stop him, "once he was hit with the taser he fell down and was taken into custody with no problem."

West Richland Police said using tasers reduces risks and forces suspects to comply.