Hammond man subdued by police with Taser after allegedly fleeing, rolling vehicle, running on foot
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 5:40 pm

DEKALB -- State police say they used a Taser to subdue a Hammond man Monday evening after he rolled his vehicle several times after fleeing police.

Jesse R. Gates, 36, was charged with DWI, third-degree unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle and resisting arrest.

Troopers say they attempted to pull over a 1997 Ford Ranger for speeding on U.S. Highway 11 around 4:20 p.m. when the driver accelerated and turned north onto Old Northerner Road. The driver reportedly lost control of the vehicle on Old Northerner Road and left the roadway, rolling over several times in a field.

Gates got out of the vehicle and fled on foot where a trooper deployed his Taser on Gates in order to take him into custody.

Gates was reportedly transported to Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center where he was treated and released back to the custody of the state police.

He was also issued numerous traffic tickets, troopers said.

Gates allegedly refused sobriety tests.

He was arraigned at the Macomb Town Court and sent to St. Lawrence County jail on $3,000 bail or $6,000 bond, officers said..

Gates is to appear in the Town of DeKalb Court June 3, at 7:30 p.m.