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Police use taser on driver after traffic stop

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Louis Harvey Briggs (Source: LMDC) Louis Harvey Briggs (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Louisville Metro police officers said they had to use a taser on a man who fled from them after they tried to stop his car for a traffic violation.

A LMPD arrest report says officers were heading south on Cane Run Road around 6:50 a.m. June 17 when they noticed a car with expired tags. When police tried to stop the car it sped up, pulled away and turned onto Farnsley Avenue.

The car pulled into a driveway on Farnsley after which the driver and two children got out. Police say the driver, Louis Harvey Briggs, 43, of Louisville, became confrontational with officers and resisted attempts to be placed into handcuffs.

After Briggs assumed "an aggressive stance," an officer used a taser to subdue him. Briggs, who continued to resist police, headbutted and kicked an officer as he was being helped to his feet.

During a search, Briggs was found to have a sandwich baggie in his pocket containing marijuana. In his car police found an 18 inch long knife under the driver's seat Multiple rounds of ammo were found in the driver's side car door pocket.

Briggs has been charged with two counts of wanton endangerment, one count each of resisting arrest, possession of marijuana, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, assault, reckless driving and having expired registration tags. There was also an outstanding bench warrant for Briggs.

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