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Police Chase Leads To Arrest in Watertown

On Friday, May 3, 2024, at 1:25 a.m., an officer with the Watertown Police Department conducted a traffic stop on N. 2nd St. near Jones St. The officer contacted the driver, a 43-year-old male. There were no other people in the vehicle. During the officer’s contact, the driver drove away from the traffic stop and the officer pursued. The driver eventually stopped in the 1000 block of N. 2nd St. The driver exited the vehicle and failed to comply with the officer’s commands. The officer fired their Taser twice at the male and took him into custody. The male was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, resisting an officer and fleeing.