Saturday, September 4, 2010

Another Good Reason to Ban Tasers

Police: Pa. woman zaps self, brother with stun gun

Sep 03 2010

Not the real Newara but a good approximation

NORTH EAST, Pa. — Police said an Erie-area woman somehow managed to zap both herself and her brother with a stun gun during a drunken dispute. Darlene Newara, 45, will have a hearing Oct. 18 on charges including driving under the influence, disorderly conduct for fighting, and public drunkenness in the Aug. 8 incident.

State police said they responded to a disturbance outside an Erie-area store about 6 p.m. to find that Newara had been arguing with her brother and stunned him with the device, then accidentally shocked herself with it.

Police said she was intoxicated and had several unopened bottles of liquor in the vehicle with her three sons, who were not hurt but were getting a pretty good example of how not to be a role model for your kids.

The Associated Press could not immediately locate a listed phone for Newara. It would not have mattered because Newara was too drunk to speak coherently.


Information from: Erie Times-News,

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