Santa Rosa police on Tuesday used a Taser on an erratic driver who failed to yield and resisted arrest.
Igor Yatsenko, 42, of Santa Rosa, was heading northbound on E Street near Second Street around 11:50 a.m. when an officer noticed his erratic driving, Santa Rosa police Sgt. Jeneane Kucker said. The officer attempted to pull him over, but police said Yatsenko continued driving, eventually stopping at the Community First Credit Union parking lot at 501 College Ave.
Yatsenko got out of his car, ignoring an officer’s repeated commands to get back into the car as he walked into the credit union, Kucker said. Additional officers arrived, but Yatsenko continued ignoring their commands while inside the credit union, police said.
Yatsenko took a “fighting stance” and attempted to hit an officer, police said in a news release.
At that point, an officer used a Taser on Yatsenko, who was arrested on suspicion of resisting arrest, failure to yield and violating probation, Kucker said.
Police took Yatsenko to a local hospital for a medical evaluation and then booked him into Sonoma County Jail.
Kucker declined Tuesday to name the officer who deployed the Taser.
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