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Jul 8, 2015 9:17 AM

Swanzey man tazed, given sedatives at hospital after resisting DWI arrest


HOOKSETT - State Police arrested 24 year-old Shane Kingsbury-Laffond of Swanzey after he was pulled over for drunk driving then allegedly resisted arrest.

State police say they received information from a concerned driver on Route 101 West who said a gray sedan was driving erratically and weaving in and out of traffic while objects were being thrown from the window.

A state trooper was able to catch up to the grey car, identified as a silver 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier, and observed the car speeding and driving erratically. The trooper signaled for the driver to pull over. The driver, Kingsbury-Laffond, complied but then refused to exit the car and grabbed the steering wheel like he was going to take off.

According to the press release, Kingsbury-Laffond was physically removed from the car by the trooper but he continued to resist. Backup arrived and troopers tried to use a taser to get Kingsbury-Lafford to comply, but he continued to resist.

Eventually, handcuffs were secured on Kingsbury-Lafford's wrists as he was put in the back seat of the cruiser. According to troopers, while in the cruiser, Kingsbury-Lafford began banging his head and kicking so he was brought to Catholic Medical Center in Manchester and was sedated in order to be evaluated.

Kingsbury-Lafford was later transported to Merrimack County House of Corrections. He was scheduled to appear in court this morning in Hooksett charged with DWI, resisting arrest, attempted simple assault, disorderly conduct, speeding, lane control violation and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.

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