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Suspected DUI Driver Subdued With Less-Lethal Weapons Following Slow-Speed Chase in Pasadena

Published on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 | 3:28 pm
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Police ultimately used a Taser and a less-lethal projectile to subdue an alleged DUI driver who led them on a brief, slow-speed pursuit through Pasadena on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

The incident began about 1:15 p.m. when officers tried to stop a car for a traffic violation in the area of El Molino Avenue and Walnut Street, Pasadena police Lt. Sean Dawkins said.

“The driver refused to stop and a pursuit ensued,” Dawkins said.

Police continued chasing the car at slow speeds for just under a mile until it came to a stop in the 400 block of North Garfield Avenue, according to Dawkins.

“But then he resisted arrest once he got out of the car,” the lieutenant said.

Officers used both a Taser and a less-lethal projectile launcher to subdue the man and take him into custody.

Decorey Lamont Harrington, 35, of Pasadena was arrested on suspicion of DUI, evading police and resisting arrest, according to police and Los Angeles County booking records. He was booked at the Pasadena Police Department and released on a citation pending legal proceedings.

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