Deputy: Man shocked with Taser after 20 MPH pursuit

Deputy: Man shocked with Taser after 20 MPH pursuit

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Deputies say they had to use a Taser to shock a man into compliance, after he led them on a 20 mile per hour pursuit south of Roseburg early Sunday morning.

Authorities say they received a report of an intoxicated driver leaving the Jersy Lilly, and at about 12:15 a.m., a deputy spotted the red Chevy Blazer that had allegedly left the bar.

The deputy caught up with the vehicle on Hwy 99 South, after it had crashed into the ditch near the railroad tracks and Deady Crossing. Deputies say the vehicle took out a stop sign in the crash.

The deputy got behind the vehicle and turned on his overhead lights and siren, but the driver, identified as Michael Dave Conlan, 49, of Sutherlin, didn't stop.

After almost hitting the patrol car, deputies say Conlan continued up Deady Crossing at about 20 miles per hour, eventually coming to a stop at a residence on North Star Lane.

Deputies say Conlan refused to comply with their commands, and quickly walked into the residence after being told to stop.

A short standoff ensued, and that's when deputies say Conlan opened the door and refused again to comply.

Deputies shocked Conlan with a Taser, and authorities say he was still resisting when they took him into custody.

Conlan was lodged in the Douglas County Jail on multiple charges, including DUII, attempting to elude police and reckless driving.

His bail is set at $72,500.