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September 05, 2010
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Pa. woman shocks self, brother with TASER

She had been arguing with her brother and shocked him with the device, then accidentally shocked herself

Associated Press

NORTH EAST, Pa. — Police said an Erie-area woman somehow managed to zap both herself and her brother with a stun gun during a drunken dispute. Darlene Newara, 45, will have a hearing Oct. 18 on charges including driving under the influence, disorderly conduct for fighting, and public drunkenness in the Aug. 8 incident.

State police said they responded to a disturbance outside an Erie-area store about 6 p.m. to find that Newara had been arguing with her brother and stunned him with the device, then accidentally shocked herself with it.

Police said she was intoxicated and had several unopened bottles of liquor in the vehicle with her three sons, who were not hurt.

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The Associated Press could not immediately locate a listed phone for Newara.
 






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