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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- A Kentucky State Trooper suffered a hand injury while subduing a drunk driving suspect. KSP says Trooper Jonathan Downs stopped a vehicle on the Bluegrass Parkway for driving 106 mph in a 70-mile-an-hour zone.
Police say the suspect, 26-year-old Jason Aaron of Bardstown, failed the field sobriety tests and resisted arrest when Trooper Downs tried to take him into custody.
A news release says Trooper Downs suffered a "significant injury" to his left hand and thumb. The trooper tased Aaron once, but the release says he kept resisting. After the second tasing, he gave up.
Aaron faces assault, resisting arrest, menacing, driving under the influence, speeding, careless driving, and improper lane usage.
Aaron was taken to the Nelson County Jail. Trooper Downs was treated at Flaget Hospital and will receive more treatment from a hand specialist.