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Man tased, charged with drug offences

Windsor police have charged a man with offences ranging from drug possession to resisting arrest.

Officers were on routine patrol around 9 a.m. Thursday when they noticed a vehicle with licence plates that did not belong to it. When police tried to pull the vehicle over, it began driving erratically until it reached Howard Ave. near Eugenie St., where traffic was slowed due to a previous collision.

WPS Constable Andy Drouillard said the male driver refused to get out of the vehicle, continued to attempt to drive it, and tried to destroy suspected illicit drugs. The vehicle was stopped and officers used a conducted energy weapon, or taser, on the driver to subdue him and finally place him under arrest. A search of the vehicle turned up a set of stolen licence plates, 0.2 grams of suspected methamphetamine and 0.8 grams of suspected heroin.

Scott Montgomery, 25, of Windsor, is charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, possession of stolen property, resisting arrest, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and two counts of breach of recognisance.

Drouillard said a passenger in the vehicle fled on foot but was later arrested on an outstanding warrant. All charges have yet to be proven in court.