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'Combative' Norwalk Man Tasered, Charged

NORWALK, Conn. – A Norwalk man was Tasered and arrested Wednesday after he repeatedly kicked Norwalk Police officers who were trying to ensure his safety, police say.

Nicholas Evans, 33, of 8 Cliff St. had been in a single-car accident at the intersection of Soundview Avenue and Oak St., according to Lt. Dan Wrinn. His vehicle had hit a fence at about 9:30 p.m. and when police arrived, they found Evans outside of the car. They said he appeared to be incoherent and unresponsive, although there was no odor of alcohol. He would stop talking in the middle of a sentence and stare ahead.

Evans kept trying to walk in the road, ignoring police commands to stay to the side, Wrinn said. Officers tried to put him in the back of a cruiser for his safety, and he violently resisted, kicking both officers, Wrinn said. He was Tasered and handcuffed and taken to Norwalk Hospital, where he refused to provide fluid samples.

He was charged with assault on a police officer and interfering with an officer. Bond was $5,000. He was also given citations for failure to carry registration or insurance card and failure to drive in the proper lane.

Also on the police blotter:

? A man found lying on the sidewalk at East Wall and Smith Streets Wednesday evening swore at officers and spit on people at Norwalk Hospital, police reported. Harry Hayes, 32, of 17 Loundsberry St. was arrested and charged with assault on a police officer and breach of peace second degree. Bond was set at $10,000.

Hayes appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or narcotics, Wrinn said, and smelled of alcohol. He was taken to the hospital in a patrol car rather than an ambulance because of his combative attitude, which included continuous swearing. At the hospital he began spitting a people and spit on a guard with bloody saliva after he cut his lip. He was sedated.

Hayes has been arrested before and charged with punching parked cars, Wrinn said.

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