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PD: Drunk Man Subdued With Taser After Kicking Cops



    PD: Drunk Man Subdued With Taser After Kicking Cops

    An intoxicated man assaulted two police officers in East Windsor late Friday night, prompting an officer to use his Taser on him, police said.

    Joshua Leighton, 21, of Broad Brook, was arrested after kicking two police officers and injuring at least one, police said.

    Homeowners called police because they wanted a drunken man to leave their property at 9A Maple Street in East Windsor and police responded at about 10 p.m., police said.

    Officers decided the man was so drunk he needed to go to the hospital, police said. When medics got to the scene, the man grew "irate" and got into a fighting stance facing off against officers, police said. The man wouldn't cooperate with police and officers handcuffed him after a struggle, police said. That's when police say Leighton kicked one of the officers in the nose and forehead.

    The police officer sustained minor injuries.

    Leighton fought with police again while they were processing his arrest., kicking a sergeant, police said. That prompted an officer to use his Taser to subdue him in the struggle.

    Police charged Leighton with assault on a public safety official, interfering with an officer, second-degree breach of peace, possession of less than half an ounce of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Officers are holding Leighton in custody on a $10,000 surety bond.