Officer Assaulted During Sobriety Test

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Police arrested a man for allegedly assaulting an officer Friday night.

EPD says the officer was conducting a sobriety test on a driver in the Good Times Cafe and Bar parking lot, when Jessie Wright, 30, tried to get involved. Wright says he believed the officer was harassing the driver.

Police say Wright tried to get physical with the officer. The officer quickly put him in an arm bar and threatened to tase him, but Wright got a hold of the device and tased the officer.

Wright was eventually pepper-sprayed and taken into custody.

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