Police in Mondovi say Taser Used to Restrain Suspect

Police in Mondovi say Taser Used to Restrain Suspect Photo: KSTP/File

October 03, 2017 11:40 AM

Police in Mondovi, Wisconsin, said an officer needed a taser to restrain a suspect they say had been driving erratically, then refused to comply with commands after stopping.

A release states authorities received a report of a motorist driving erratically in Mondovi around 2:30 p.m. Monday. An officer made contact with the driver of the blue Dodge Neon, who has been identified as John M. Sulla. The release alleges Sulla refused to cooperate with the officer and ignored commands, instead walking into a grocery store.


According to the release, it is alleged Sulla was escorted out of the store where the officer said he began to physically resist. It was at that point the taser was used to "gain compliance."

The Wisconsin State Patrol arrived on the scene to assist and Sulla was transported to a local hospital for evaluation.

He was arrested on suspicion of operating a motor vehicle under the influence, operating a motor vehicle after revocation and resisting an officer.


Frank Rajkowski

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