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Forum staff reports , Published November 12 2013

Fargo police use Taser to subdue DUI suspect

FARGO - A Fargo man was arrested early Tuesday after officers used a Taser to subdue him.

The incident began in the 3000 block of 22nd Street South in Fargo when an officer attempted to stop a vehicle, Police Lt. Joel Vettel said.

The vehicle took off at a high rate of speed and disappeared.

The same vehicle was later located at the Wal-Mart at 52nd Avenue and Interstate 94.

The driver, identified by police as Andrew S. Thompson, 39, and a passenger attempted to walk to the store.

Vettel said the passenger complied when ordered to stop, but the driver began to resist officers, who used a Taser to subdue him.

Vettel said Thompson faces a number of charges including DUI, reckless endangerment and resisting arrest.