Suspect Tased After Fleeing From Fourth OWI
By Lisa Pett
A Plainfield man facing his fourth OWI charge is also in trouble for resisting an officer.
Christopher Worzalla, 30, was taken into custody on Oct. 3 after a caller reported he was driving erratically on I-39. According to the criminal complaint, he failed to pull over immediately when deputies turned on their emergency lights. When he finally did stop, he exited his vehicle and began running down a gravel road.
He ignored orders to stop, running for several hundred yards before deputies used a taser on him. He remained uncooperative, struggling with law enforcement even after he was placed in handcuffs. Once he was cuffed, he was identified by his driver’s licence as Worzalla.
According to police, Worzalla smelled of intoxicants but he refused a preliminary breath test and was transported to St. Michael’s hospital for a blood draw. He remained uncooperative throughout.
Worzalla was ordered held on a $2,500 cash bond. Judge Thomas Eagon also ordered that Worzalla abstain from alcohol and that he not drive without a valid license.
Worzalla is due back in court for an initial hearing on October 19.