Suspected drunk driver catches fire after police Tase him

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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — A suspected drunk driver whose clothes caught fire after he was Tasered by a Chesterfield Police officer was listed in critical condition early Sunday morning.

“One officer discharged his TASER at the man in order to bring him under control and this ignited the man’s clothing, which may have come in contact with gasoline during the crash,” Chesterfield Police said. “Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and transported the man to VCU Medical Center.”